British Airways will be offering a record 26,000 seats from London City to Ibiza next winter.
With a climate several degrees warmer than the UK and year-round leisure activities, the third largest of the Balearic Islands has proved so popular with British travellers that British Airways has made it a year-round holiday destination.
British Airways is the only airline to operate from London City to Ibiza during the winter and from October the airline will offer almost 50 per cent more capacity than last year.
Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager commercial at London City said: “Ibiza has long been a popular summer destination but the island is now attracting thousands of visitors looking for some winter sun and alternative places to visit.
“It’s a great short break destination, and with our year-round flights customers can board an aircraft in the heart of London and be in the sun in under two and a half hours.”
Customers have a quick and easy journey through London City Airport. By taking advantage of online check-in and a generous hand baggage allowance they can pack for a short break, don’t need to check bags in and only have to be at the airport 15 minutes* before their flight.
Carmen Sánchez, director of the Ibiza Tourist Board said: “The Ibiza Tourist board is delighted that British Airways is further increasing flights to Ibiza for winter 2015/2016. The airline has always been very supportive of the destination and has continued to increase its London City to Ibiza route since its launch in 2010.
“The capacity increase is testament to the appeal of the island throughout the winter when the balmy climate, scenery, UNESCO culture and relaxed atmosphere make Ibiza an ideal break from the UK winter.”
Low each-way hand baggage only winter fares from London City to Ibiza from £71 are available to book on ba.com/londoncity.
All British Airways fares include free seat allocation and on line check-in 24 hours before departure, complimentary refreshments and drinks and no debit card charges. The airline operates one of the greenest aircraft fleets in the business at London City Airport and the extra flights will operate on a 98-seat Embraer 190 jet.
The size of London City Airport means customers do not need to arrive as early as they do at most other airports. They need to pass through check-in 20 minutes before their flight if checking in baggage, or 15 minutes before with hand baggage only. Customers must be at the boarding gate at least 10 minutes before their flight.
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