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British airways announces flights from Southampton

British airways on Wednesday announced its plans to launch 11 new European routes from Southampton next summer.

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British airways will launch the new routes with its BA CityFlyer subsidiary. It will operate a total of upto 17 seasonal flights each weekend between 1st May,2021 and 31st October,2021.

With the collapse of low cost airline Flybe, several regional UK airports were struggling to keep operations going. To meet the demand from regional airports, British airways has announced these routes and will replace the FlyBe routes.

The below mentioned destinations is the list to which the airline will operate from Southampton Airport:

  • Faro, Portugal – from 1st May,2021
  • Florence,Italy – from 1st May,2021
  • Malaga,Spain – from 1st May,2021
  • Palma,Spain – from 1st May,2021
  • Berlin,Germany- from 2nd May,2021
  • Ibiza,Spain – from 2nd May,2021
  • Limoges,France – from 15th May,2021
  • Nice,France – from 15th May,2021
  • Bergerac,France – from 15th May,2021
  • Mykonos,Greece – from 16th May,2021
  • Edinburgh,Scotland – from 16th May,2021

“We are delighted to announce the extension of our services to Southampton Airport next summer.This is an exciting opportunity for the British Airways family. The ideal location of the airport and excellent facilities on offer will hugely benefit our customers along the South Coast as they plan to take to the skies again and book a well-deserved holiday in the sun.”, said Tom Stoddart, Managing Director, BA CityFlyer.

“Today’s announcement from British Airways is fantastic news for Southampton Airport and the region during what has been the most challenging of years.It’s also great to see BA return to the airport once again and the range of excellent destinations on offer is sure to be a welcome early Christmas present for passengers looking to plan a European holiday next summer.”, commented Steve Szalay, Operations Director, Southampton airport.

These routes will be served by Embraer E190 aircraft.

Tickets for these new routes are already on sale.

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