Ride the wave in Newquay, British Airways' new seasonal route from Heathrow

BA NEWS • March 2020

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A seasonal route to Newquay takes flight this summer; World Traveller passengers enjoy a new level of comfort, plus Flying Start donations help set up life-saving services in Ghana

New summer route to Newquay
British Airways is launching a new seasonal route this summer between Heathrow and Newquay, Cornwall, making it the only direct route to the seaside town from Heathrow. Flights will operate five days a week between 2 July and 7 September 2020, with return fares starting from £90 in Euro Traveller and £250 in Club Europe. Executive Club Members can use Avios to cut the cost of their booking. As with all flights within the UK, British Airways will offset its carbon emissions on this service. To book your summer holiday to Newquay, click here

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What’s on in the lounge this month
Executive Club Members using the Galleries lounge at Heathrow during March, will be able to sample moreish baked cheese snacks and be in with the chance of winning a monthly hamper of cheese, wine and craft beer, courtesy of Serious Pig. Simply find the brand in the Galleries lounge, tuck into their delicious samples and fill out the form to enter the prize draw. Ends 2 April 2020.

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Emilia Clarke is leading lady in The Jamie Lloyd Company's upcoming production of The Seagull

Theatre partnership presents new play, The Seagull
Taking to the stage of London’s Playhouse Theatre this month, The Seagull, starring Game of Thrones and Last Christmas star, Emilia Clarke, is the next show of the season to be sponsored by British Airways in partnership with The Jamie Lloyd Company and ATG. Running from 11 March to 30 May 2020, the modernisation of Anton Chekhov’s classic play will be Emilia’s West End debut. Executive Club Members can earn Avios when booking theatre tickets through the eStore and to find out more about the partnership, tap here

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BA is adding more flights to Cape Town

Increased frequencies to popular destinations
British Airways is set to increase services to some of its most popular destinations this spring, offering passengers greater flexibility during the busy travelling season. From 30 March, services to Cape Town will increase by three a week, while Miami and Seattle routes will benefit from one additional daily service from 1 April and 1 May respectively. The announcement follows recent news that BA will be increasing winter services from Gatwick to Cape Town, St Lucia and Cancun. To learn about new routes, click here

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Customers in World Traveller can enjoy new blankets and cushions

New look World Traveller unveiled
Passengers in World Traveller – British Airways’ long-haul economy cabin – can now enjoy freshly designed blankets, cushions and a new headrest to help them keep cosy at 35,000ft. A super-soft fleece blanket, fresh white headrest cover and bright blue cushion with a classic herringbone design are now available on all long-haul flights to and from Heathrow and Gatwick. Blankets that are being replaced will be donated to charities and projects in the UK and overseas. To find out more about World Traveller, click here

Royal Air Maroc codeshare
Moroccan airline Royal Air Maroc has entered into a codeshare agreement with British Airways that means more flexibility to those looking to travel to Morocco from Heathrow. The agreement opens up routes across the country, including Casablanca and Agadir, as well as more choice on services to Marrakech. Royal Air Maroc, who will be joining the oneworld alliance in April 2020, is a leading carrier in Africa.

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Money donated on BA flights is helping support community projects in Ghana

Onboard donations help create life-saving health services in Ghana
As part of their Flying Start partnership, British Airways and Comic Relief have teamed up to support mothers2mothers, as they launch life-saving work in Ghana. Made possible by money raised on board BA flights, mothers2mothers has employed 12 local women living with HIV as ‘Mentor Mothers’. Working from two health facilities and in surrounding communities, these frontline health workers have recently begun to deliver vital health services, education and psychosocial support to both HIV-positive and negative women and their families. The aim is to ensure that children are born HIV-free and with the advantage of early childhood development support. More than 11,000 women and children under three are expected to benefit within the next two years. To find out more about the airline’s charity work, read our interview with Holly Gray, BA’s Community Investment Manager here

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