May looks set to be the busiest month yet this year for British Airways, as it launches another six new short-haul routes and one new long-haul route from London.
The star attraction is the new daily service from Heathrow to Kuala Lumpur, which will appear on the departure board for the first time on May 27th, operated by a Boeing 777 aircraft.
The remaining six sunshine destinations will bump up the number of short-haul routes launched this year to 13, they include: Krakow in Poland and Corfu in Greece, launching on May 1st, Split in Croatia, Kos in Greece and Olbia in Sardinia, all launching from Heathrow this weekend.
Funchal in Madeira will take the total to six, and will start flying from Gatwick from mid-May.
The airline has already launched seven routes since the start of the year, and with 18 new routes in total scheduled for 2015, it makes it the most number of new routes in a twelve month period from British Airways, in over a decade.
Stephen Humphreys, British Airways’ head of UK&I sales, said: “2015 is a bumper year for British Airways.
“With 18 new routes taking off in just twelve months, it’s a busy but exciting time for our teams around the world, as they prepare to receive our first customers.
“The British Airways network, which already includes over 170 destinations, continues to expand as we add in new routes designed to appeal to both leisure and business customers.”