Plane Chocolate

The Far East has knocked the Caribbean and America off the top spot in the Easter holiday hit parade - as British Airways passengers prepare to munch through half a million chocolate eggs.

Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur are “top bunnies ” for the airline’s Easter holidaymakers with bookings up 15 per cent.

Total bookings across the network are up 4 per cent to a record 1. 4 million jetting off for holidays around the globe or using domestic services to pay flying visits to relatives and friends up and down the country during the fortnight either side of Easter.

At British Airways Holidays, Florida is still a family favourite with all packages to Orlando, Tampa and Miami “choc-a-block”.

This year, the Easter build up started early with an all time record number of British Airways passengers - 164,808 - flying from Heathrow and Gatwick airports on a single day last Friday.


The airline’s in-flight “Aunties” are also working overtime escorting globe trotting tots around the world. More than 10,000 under 12s, many ex-pats or with parents living apart , are swapping the school bus for a jumbo jet and taking advantage of the British Airways Skyflyers children’s service.

Thirty thousand chocolate eggs a day will be handed to passengers of all ages during the two weeks of Easter - an “egg- straordinary” total of half a million.
And for those with room, there’s also 50,000 hot cross buns!

A wave a new World Offer fares are also going on sale this Easter, including Cyprus at £196 return, Athens at £203 return and Istanbul at £216 return.