British Airways are making a comeback to Birmingham Airport with the implementation of 4 new summer-exclusive routes to popular European hotspots. Beginning in May, the airline will kick off its service jetting to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma and to the Italian city of Florence from Birmingham Airport flying once a week at weekends.
The flights will take place on the modern 98-seat Embraer 190 jet aircraft, which has two abreast seating systems allowing every customer the option of either a window or aisle seat.
The last time British Airways flew from the midlands airport was back in 2007, soon replaced by Flybe. Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager commercial and customer, said: “We are very excited to be returning to Birmingham with four very popular routes.
"Customers can once again enjoy competitively priced flights to the sun direct from their doorstep with British Airways to those destinations they tell us they want to fly to.Basic flight flares from Birmingham to Ibiza begin at £45, while Florence, Malaga and Palma from £49.
David Winstanley, Chief Operating Officer for Birmingham Airport, said, “Having British Airways return to Birmingham is not only great news for the airport but also the Midlands region and we are confident this is the beginning of a long-term growth plan with the airline.
"Launching these four routes, of which Florence is currently unserved, means British Airways and Avios card holders as well as leisure travellers looking for a two-class cabin product can travel from their more convenient airport than those further afield.Birmingham Airport, which handled just over 10 million passengers in 2015, already has its most popular domestic and international routes being Edinburgh, Belfast, Dubai and Amsterdam. Will any of the new routes mean additions to this list? Watch this space!