British Airways is to launch new thrice-weekly
direct services from Gatwick to both Male in the Maldives and
Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt from October 25, 2009.
The launch will mark the first time
British Airways has flown to the Maldives.
The routes will be operated by Boeing 777 aircraft with a
three-class configuration: World Traveller, World Traveller Plus
and Club World.
Richard Tams, British Airways’ head of UK
& Ireland sales, said, “These new routes will be great assets to
the BA network and a real winner with customers. They are both
perfect holiday destinations, known for their great beaches and
fantastic diving. We’re particularly pleased to be serving a
completely new destination, the Maldives and returning to Sharm El
Sheikh. We expect both routes to perform well.”
Other changes to BA’s network include the
cessation of the London Gatwick to New York flight from October
British Airways operates up to ten daily flights to
New York and will launch London City - New York
services later this year.
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