• Joe Breitfeller

British Airways Expands August Schedule With Addition of More Popular European Holiday Destinations

British Airways announced on Monday an expansion of their August schedule with the resumption of flights to more popular European holiday destinations. The carrier is offering one-way flights for as low as £31 with flexible booking options and no change fee.


British Airways Boeing 787 Dreamliner - Courtesy British Airways

On Monday (August 3, 2020) British Airways announced the addition of more popular European holiday destinations to their August schedule. The carrier will add routes throughout the month including service to popular holiday destinations including Bari, Basti, Bodrum, Bordeaux, Catania, Figari, Frankfurt, Genoa Kefalonia, Lyon, Luxembourg, Malta, Paphos and Pula. British Airways is also adding Antigua, Islamabad and Nairobi to their long-haul offer as the company rebuilds their route network. After months of lockdown, British holidaymakers can enjoy a well-deserved European getaway with one-way fares as low as £31 and book with confidence with flexible booking policies including a waiver of change fees. In Monday’s announcement, British Airways’ Chairman and CEO, Alex Cruz said,


British Airways Expands August 2020 Schedule - Courtesy British Airways

“We’re gradually returning to more of our network and will be flying to some great holiday destinations over the summer with seats from as little as £31 each way. We know that people want to be able to book with confidence, so we’ve introduced a range of flexible booking options to set their minds at rest, such as being able to change a booking free of charge or cancel and receive a voucher for travel at a later date.”


Customers impacted by previous flight cancellations can use vouchers for flights or alternatively use Avios toward Reward flights, upgrades or car rentals. Additionally, guests can use Avios part payment when booking while still collecting Avios and Tier points. For additional peace of mind, customers can pay a deposit for a BA Holidays trip and change the dates and destinations for a flight or receive a voucher is they choose not to travel. Guests can also add British Airways’ insurance (provided by Allianz Assistance) to their itinerary which covers epidemics and pandemics.


BA Holidays is currently offering a range of great deals to popular European destinations including Paphos (Cyprus), Milan and Catania (Italy) and Frankfurt (Germany). For example, customers can book a holiday to Paphos, Cyprus with seven nights at the three-star Helios Bay Hotel Apartments and Villas from £459 per person for travel between August 1st and August 31st, when booked by August 9, 2020. The holiday cited includes Euro Traveller return flights from London-Heathrow and accommodations. For a shorter getaway, BA Holidays is offering two nights at the four-star Marconi Hotel in Milan for travel in August for £149 per person, including Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow and accommodation with breakfast (when booked by August 9, 2020). For these and other great British Airways Holidays’ deals visit BA.com.


Kefalonia, Greece - Courtesy British Airways

The safety of guests and team members is at the heart of everything British Airways does, and the company has implemented a range of health and safety measures to ensure a safe journey. BA guests should check-in online, download their boarding pass and self-scan their boarding passes at the departure gate, where possible. At airports, customers should practice social distancing and use hand sanitizer at stations located throughout the facilities. All customers and cabin crew are required to wear facemasks and should carry enough so they can be replaced every four hours on longer flights. Naturally, anyone experience COVID-19 symptoms should not travel. Cabin crew have been provided with PPE kit and a new food service has been rolled out to minimize contact. British Airways also asks customers to remove any items needed from hand luggage before departure, and if possible, store carry-on bags under the seat in front of them.


British Airways has also implemented enhanced cleaning measures after every flight including key areas such as seats, screens, seat buckles and tray tables. Every aircraft is thoroughly cleaned from nose to tail daily and all British Airways’ aircraft are fitted with hospital operating theatre grade HEPA filters that remove 99.9 percent of airborne particulates, including bacteria and virus clusters, every two to three minutes.


Source: British Airways

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