British Airways launches services between the UK and eight new destinations from Sunday (March 29) - Doha in Qatar; Abidjan in Cote D’Ivoire; Vilnius, in Lithuania; Ljubljana in Slovenia, Trieste in Northern Italy; Cancun and Tobago, in the West Indies, and Denver in the USA.
The biggest increase in capacity this summer season, which takes off on Sunday, is on flights to South America, Central America, the Caribbean and to North America. As well as the launch of three new services, new frequencies are being added to Buenos Aires, Santiago, Barbados, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Tampa, Nassau, Grand Cayman, Seattle, Orlando, Newark, Bermuda, Toronto, San Juan, Kingston and Montego Bay. In the USA, daily flights from Gatwick and Denver will begin in June.
In Europe more than 40 extra flights a week are being added to the existing network. The new routes to Ljubljana in Slovenia, Trieste in Northern Italy and Vilnius in Lithuania will operate from Gatwick and from Heathrow the airline is launching a new route to Stavanger in Norway.
Other European highlights include a total of 18 weekly flights from Heathrow and Gatwick to Rome, Verona, Venice and Bolgona.
In the Middle-East and Africa, the airline is continuing to grow its network with the launch of a new daily service to Doha, Qatar, and a twice-weekly service to Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. The airline is also increasing capacity to Dubai and launching non-stop services to Abu Dhabi.
Highlights in the Asia Pacific region include an increase in flights to Singapore to twice daily; two extra weekly flights to Brisbane; an extra weekly service to Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta and an extra weekly service to Beijing.