British Airways has announced new winter flights to Tenerife, one of the Canary Islands, departing from Heathrow. The route is in addition to BA’s existing Gatwick to Tenerife offering.
The route launches on October 21 2017 and runs until the end of March 2018. The new flight will leave Heathrow at 6:45am on a Saturday morning, landing at Tenerife South at 11:15am – which leaves travellers with most of the day to relax and begin their holiday. The return flight leaves Tenerife South at 12:20pm, getting to Heathrow at 4:40pm. Return fares start at £98 per passenger.
British Airways‘ director of network and alliances, Sean Doyle, said: “Our flights to European sunshine destinations are proving incredibly popular with customers, which is why we are laying on even more flights to cope with the extra demand for seats. Guaranteed sunshine, idyllic beaches and charming villages make Tenerife an ideal holiday choice all year round.”
British Airways already operates six flights per week to Tenerife from Gatwick airport.
Minister for Tourism on Tenerife, Alberto Bernabé, said: “We are extremely pleased with the new British Airways flight route from London Heathrow to Tenerife South airport. The announcement of this new service comes at a great time for us because last year we saw visitor arrivals from the UK exceed two million for the very first time. This year’s arrivals are already showing an increase on these impressive results.”
Elsewhere for Spain – from October 29 – Heathrow flights to Palma de Mallorca and Málaga will switch from summer only to all year round.
British Airways offers…
For those keen to fly and flop for less this winter British Airways Holidays offers the following packages:
- Mallorca – Seven nights at the 3* Helios Hotel, from £239 per person, travelling November 1 to November 30. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Heathrow and accommodation. Book by July 11. For reservations visit ba.com or call 0344 493 0122.
- Malaga – Seven nights at the 3* Sol Timor, from £179 per person, travelling November 1 to November 30. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Gatwick and accommodation. Book by September 30. For reservations visit ba.com or call 0844 493 07897.
- Tenerife – Four nights at the 3* RF Astoria, from £199 per person, travelling November 1 to November 30. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from Gatwick and accommodation. Book by July 11. For reservations visit ba.com or call 0344 493 0125.
Heathrow flights from British Airways
|Airport code||City||Current frequency||New frequency||Day of the week departure||Terminal|
|PMI||Palma, Spain||0||4||Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sat||5|
|AGP||Malaga, Spain||0||4||Weds, Thurs, Sat, Sun||5|
|PMO||Palermo, Italy||0||2||Fri, Sun||3|
|Airport code||City||Current frequency||New frequency||Day of the week departure|
|PFO||Paphos, Cyprus||0||3||Mon, Thurs, Sun|
|NUE||Nuremberg, Germany||0||4 (for 5 weeks)||Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun|
|VIE||Vienna, Austria||4||5||Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sun|
|TRN||Turin, Italy||13||14||Twice daily|
|GVA||Geneva, Switzerland||20||21||Two per day M-F, five on Saturdays, six on Sundays|