THE INSIDE TRACK • May 2021
British Airways announces several new destination routes for the summer; Executive Club Members can fly to more places than ever before thanks to the oneworld alliance with Qatar Airways, plus there’s an exciting new investment in zero-carbon flying
New flight routes from London City airport
Looking to book your next Euro-weekender? The good news is that British Airways plans two new routes from London City airport this summer. The twice-weekly flights to Gibraltar and Jersey (pictured above) – on Mondays and Fridays – will initially operate as summer seasonal routes, starting on 25 June 2021, and will provide important air links for travellers visiting friends and relatives, as well as those on business or anyone craving a sunny island escape. With fares starting from £42 to Jersey and £43 to Gibraltar each way, you can book now via ba.com. To find out more about the new routes, click here
New investment in zero-carbon flying
British Airways is the latest airline to invest in ZeroAvia – a leading innovator in decarbonising commercial aviation – to speed up the development of a 50-plus seater aircraft capable of running on zero-emissions hydrogen-electric power. This exciting new investment highlights the importance that British Airways places on sustainability and supports the airline’s commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. To find out more, click here
We all have something that makes us fly. For us, it’s you.
This is the slogan of British Airways’ new advertising campaign, the first since “A love letter to Britain” which marked the airline’s centenary back in 2019. The latest campaign puts the airline’s people and customers at the centre of the story, showcasing British Airways’ own colleagues, all of whom volunteered to take part in the nationwide ad, proudly making their way back to do what they love most. To watch the advert, see below, and to go behind the scenes, click here.
Did you know: The music that plays throughout the advert is Flower Duet from Delibes’ opera Lakme, which first featured in British Airways’ advertising over 40 years ago and is still proudly used as the airline’s boarding music.
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British Airways announces new short-haul routes from London Heathrow
Whether you’re longing to visit family friends or explore a new city this summer, British Airways has four new European routes that are ready and eager to please. They include the historic towns of Wrocław and Gdansk in Poland, as well as cultural hotspots, the Latvian capital of Riga and Cluj-Napoca in Romania. Launching at the start of July, all flights will take off from London Heathrow, and run throughout the summer, with Wrocław operating twice a week and Gdansk, Riga and Cluj-Napoca operating three times a week. To find out more about these exciting new routes, click here
Travel further with British Airways partner Qatar Airways
Thanks to British Airways and its airline partnership with Qatar Airways, a wealth of far-flung destinations are within easy reach across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. So, whether you’re tempted to try the delights of Bali or Colombo, or dream of getting lost in the city of Phuket, you can start planning your next adventure. Better yet, Executive Club Members can collect and redeem Avios when flying on Qatar Airways by booking on ba.com or via qatarairways.com Find out more about the partnership here