British Airways Announces New Routes

Daniel Fowkes
31 Jan 2024
· Routes 
British Airways has announced a busy 2024 schedule, with new short and long-haul routes commencing from several UK airports.

British Airways is gearing up for a busy 2024 by announcing several new short and long-haul routes to launch from several airports.

The major airline says this latest round of expansion, which focuses heavily on offering more choice to customers, will focus on London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, and Edinburgh.

Heathrow Route News

British Airways will resume daily flights to Abu Dhabi on 20 April 2024, following a four-year hiatus; this service is expected to operate as BA72/73 with a year-round flight.

BA73 will depart London Heathrow at 2225 and arrive in Abu Dhabi at 0830 the following morning. Meanwhile, the return leg of BA72 will depart at 1010 and arrive back in London at 1520.

Additionally, from 18 May 2024, British Airways will launch a weekly Saturday departure from Heathrow to Izmir, a city on the Aegean coast of Turkey known for its sandy beaches.

Operating as BA694/695, the aircraft departs early from Heathrow. British Airways has published a schedule for this route that only runs through 28 September 2024.

Gatwick Route News

London Gatwick will see Agadir join Marrakech as the second destination on the British Airways network to Morocco. This ultimately marks returning to the location for the first time in over a decade.

Service will be operated by BA Euroflyer from 31 March 2024, and it has been designated the BA2664/2665 flight number. Service departs on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays (from 25 May 2024), and Sundays.

London Stansted Returns

From this summer, London Stansted will finally return to the British Airways network, and the north-east London airport will become a premium airline.

Florence, Italy, will be the first of three routes slated to resume on 18 May 2024, with a weekly service departing on Saturdays as BA7016 and a return on Sundays as BA7017. Flights to Florence will complement existing offerings from London Heathrow and London City.

Additionally, a once-weekly flight will depart to Ibiza in Spain on Saturdays with a Sunday return. British Airways says these flights will operate as BA7308/7309.

Lastly, from 18 May 2024, the airline will launch Stansted to Nice flights as BA2332/2333 with a morning departure on Saturdays and a Sunday morning return flight offered.

Edinburgh Gets 2 New Routes

Edinburgh won’t be forgotten either as part of network expansion. The airline says it’ll offer two new routes from the location operating for the Summer 2024 schedule.

San Sebastian will launch on 25 May 2024 with a twice-weekly flight departing on Tuesdays and Saturdays. These flights are scheduled to operate as BA2919/BA2920.

Additionally, on the same day, British Airways will launch service to Olbia, on the northeastern coast known for its beaches and crystal clear waters. A once-weekly flight will depart on Saturdays with service operating as BA2331 and BA2330.

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