British Airways announces 11 new summer destinations from Southampton Airport

Southampton Airport has announced 11 new summer routes for travellers looking for a well-earned holiday next year.

Wednesday, 30th December 2020, 2:09 pm

British Airways will be introducing a new summer schedule to connect the south coast with popular destinations in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, France and Germany.

Under the new agreement the airline will operate up to 17 flights a weekend to the locations between May 1 and October 31 2021.

The BA CityFlyer will fly from Southampton to Malaga, Florence, Faro, Mykonos, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Bergerac Dordogne Périgord, Limoges–Bellegarde, Nice Côte d'Azur, Edinburgh and Berlin.

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Tom Stoddart, managing director of BA CityFlyer, which will operate the new services, said: ‘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.’

The services will be operated using BA CityFlyer’s existing fleet of Embraer 190 aircraft.

A woman shops for dresses in town of Sóller in the Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain. Picture: AP Photo/Joan Mateu

Steve Szalay, operations director at Southampton Airport, said the announcement was ‘fantastic news’ for the airport and the region ‘during what has been the most challenging of years’.

He added: ‘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.’

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