BA launches its summer schedule for Southampton

Holiday destinations include Spain, Italy and Portugal and will begin from next May

UK flag carrier British Airways has unveiled its summer schedule for Southampton Airport which includes routes from the gateway to popular leisure destinations in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece, France and Germany.

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The new flights are set to begin from May 1, 2021 and will continue until the end of October. Up to 17 rotations are expected to operate each weekend to 11 destinations, running alongside existing services from London City.

During the season, the carrier will operate links between Southampton and Malaga, Florence, Faro, Mykonos, Ibiza, Palma de Mallorca, Bergerac Dordogne Périgord, Limoges/Bellegarde, Nice/Côte d'Azur, Edinburgh, and Berlin/Brandenburg.

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Tom Stoddart, managing director of BA CityFlyer, said: “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 airline is also offering flight and hotel packages from southern coast to places including Malaga, Faro and Palma.

Steve Szalay, operations director at the Hampshire hub, wholeheartedly welcomes the news after what he describes as “the most challenging of years”.

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“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,” he added.