British Airways will launch flights to six new
European routes from London Heathrow in 2020.
For the first time ever, the airline will fly
from Heathrow to the Kosovan and Montenegrin capitals, Pristina
and Podgorica, with both flights departing on Saturdays from 4 July
until 29 August.
A brand-new route to Perugia in Italy, which is
located amongst the spectacular mountains and enchanting
hill-towns of Umbria will also launch next summer. Flights will
depart on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 2 July through to
Turkish coastal towns, Dalaman and Bodrum have
returned to British Airways’ Heathrow route map, giving
customers who want to explore the popular Aegean Coast even more
choice. Flights will depart on Saturdays from 23 May through to
24 October. The flights will join a new summer service
between London Gatwick and Antalya that takes off from 30 April
2020. Customers will also have the choice of two London airports
when flying to Dalaman as the airline already operates a weekly
service from Gatwick.
The Greek island of Rhodes, with its blend of
sandy beaches, rocky coves and ancient charm offers travellers a
pocket of Grecian paradise and will also be added to the airline’s
Heathrow network from next summer. The Saturday service will
commence on 4 July and run until 29 August.
The airline will also launch a new
twice weekly service from Gatwick to the Greek island of Corfu
from 1 May until 23 October 2020.
Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of
Networks and Alliances, said, “We are gearing up for an exciting
summer next year as we add more routes to our extensive global
network. We’re always developing our leisure offering and are
pleased to be adding completely new destinations to British
Airways’ Heathrow map. Our commitment to offering flights and
holidays to a wide variety of destinations at competitive prices
can help people plan ahead for summer 2020.”
The airline has also unveiled plans to increase the frequency of
16 popular short haul routes from Heathrow, including popular
holiday destinations such as: Larnaca, Brindisi, Nice, Ibiza,
Tenerife, Split, Olbia, Kefalonia and Preveza.