British Airways has added two new routes to Faro and Malaga from London City Airport, giving passengers more options for travelling to Spain and Portugal this summer.
Holidaymakers wanting the convenience of the London airport, close to Central London and the Canary Wharf business district, will now be able to find leisure flights to Malaga – gateway to Spain’s Costa del Sol. Fans of the Algarve will also appreciate the option of finding cheap flights to Faro from the London hub.
Four weekly services to Faro have been added by BA, along with three to the Spanish city, and BA has also boosted its leisure flight offering from London City with added flights to Nice in France until September. British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer has also announced it will increase flights to Ibiza and Mallorca between July and September, tapping into increased demand from customers wanting flights out of London City Airport.
Luke Hayhoe, commercial manager at BA, said that the additional leisure routes were in direct response to customer demand: “They proved so popular, particularly during the summer months, that we have decided to expand them further this year. The addition of two extra aircraft to the fleet means we can also offer year-round services to the summer and winter sun destinations of Malaga and Faro.”
In a recently-published list of tips for families looking to reduce stress when travelling abroad, using smaller regional airports was recommended rather than the busier and more sprawling large hubs. Holidaymakers in and around London seem to have embraced this idea, and BA has been quick to capitalise on the increased demand.