In simple terms, British Airways increased their summer operations by 26% compared to 2017. They will operate new routes from 5 different regional airports and will be looking to adapt the frequency of established routes to meet what they perceive to be an increase in demand. The new routes, being operated through the summer, include flights to Florence and Dublin from Manchester.
British Airways’ Customer and Commercial Manager, Luke Hayhoe, stated the following: “We are growing our summer schedule from five regional airports to destinations that our customers tell us they want to fly to. Last year we almost doubled the number of routes we operated and this year we continue to add even more destinations and an additional 36,000 seats from the UK regions.”
Higher frequencies for some routes will also start in the subsequent weeks. These include the following departure airports and destinations:
- Manchester to Florence, Málaga, Palma, Nice and Ibiza.
- London Stansted to Nice and Florence.
- Bristol to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma.
- Birmingham to Florence and Palma.
- Edinburgh to Florence.
If you were to suffer a flight delay or cancellation in any of these new or more frequent routes, you would have the right to claim for compensation. If you’ve already experienced a delay or cancellation in one of this routes (or any European flight for that matter) you can always use our claim calculator (for free) to find out if you are entitled to compensation:
Some of the new 36,000 seats available in the flights mentioned above will be sold for as low as £26 or £44 one way. You can already book your summer getaway directly with the airline. Some other UK airports will have their European reach and capacity extended.
If you are still undecided on where to go to during your summer, here is a quick blog post about possible destinations which are particularly affordable in may: