British Airways Adds San Sebastián in The Basque Region of Spain to 2020 Summer Schedule
British Airways announced Thursday that they will offer new twice-weekly service to San Sebastián in the Basque region of Spain from London City Airport next summer. This is the airline’s fifth Spanish destination from the Docklands next summer.
Today, British Airways announced the addition of San Sebastián in the Basque region of Spain to their summer 2020 schedule from London City Airport. The twice-weekly service will be available between July and September and is the airline’s fifth Spanish destination from the Docklands next summer. This is the first time the airline has offered service to the resort town in the Bay of Biscay from London City Airport. In today’s announcement, British Airways’ Head of Commercial at London City Airport said,
“The launch of this new route from London City will prove very popular with our leisure customers looking for new places to explore. It will be the first time San Sebastián is served from London City and we are excited to offer our customers another easy getaway leaving from the heart of London.”
San Sebastián offers visitors stunning beaches, a waterfront promenade and an old cobblestone town along with a vibrant restaurant scene. The more adventurous holidaymakers might be interested in learning that the city has the highest concentration of bars in the world. Also commenting on Thursday’s announcement, London City Airport’s Aviation Director, Peter Downes said in part,
“We are really pleased British Airways will be offering passengers access to such a fantastic destination from London City Airport. As well as the beaches and bars, San Sebastián is a food and cultural capital – home to pintxo delicacies, a multitude of Michelin-starred restaurants and an international film festival. It will also serve as a gateway to popular tourist spots such as the Basque region, Cantabria, Pamplona, and the Pyrenees. It’s sure to be a favourite for Summer 2020 getaways.”
Additional changes to British Airways’ summer 2020 schedule from London City include increased frequencies to Berlin, Florence, Glasgow, Manchester and Nice along with some reductions in service to Geneva, Ibiza and Rotterdam. From the end of May, the airline is also launching new summer-only service between Glasgow and Palma. The weekly Saturday flight departs Glasgow at 2:45PM and the return flight departs Palma at 7:50PM. Starting May 3, 2020, an extra weekly flight has also been added from London-Stanstead to Florence, Italy.
Service from London City to San Sebastián will be available on Fridays and Mondays. Friday departures (BA7335) leave London City at 9:10AM and arrive in San Sebastián at 12:10PM. Monday service (BA73375) departs London City at 9:15AM, arriving San Sebastián at 12:10PM. Return flights are available on Mondays and Fridays and depart San Sebastián at 1:30PM, arriving London City at 2:25PM.
Over the next five years, British Airways is investing £6.5B in their guest experience, including the delivery of 73 new aircraft. The fleet renewal includes long-haul widebody Airbus A350s and Boeing 787 Dreamliners. Additionally, the airline is completely refurbishing their existing long-haul fleet with a new look and feel, opening newly redesigned lounges and rolling out new menus across all cabins. British Airways' First, Club World and World Traveller Plus customers can expect new bedding and amenity kits and the airline promises the best onboard Wi-Fi along with power at every seat. Additionally, British Airways has recently introduced the new “Club Suite” which is a Business Class offering that provides direct aisle access on the airline’s Airbus A350s. Over the next few years, the Club Suite product will be available across the entire long-haul fleet.
Source: British Airways