British Airways returns to Birmingham Airport with new services to Florence, Ibiza, Malaga and Palma

British Airways is to start flying from Birmingham Airport again with the launch of
four new summer-only routes to popular European sunspot.

From May 2017 the airline will begin direct flights from Birmingham to the popular
Spanish destinations of Ibiza, Malaga and Palma and to the Italian city of Florence

They will operate on modern 98 seat Embraer 190 and 76 seat Embraer 170 jet
aircraft, with spacious cabins and two abreast seating so every customer can have
an aisle or window seat. The new return flights will operate once a week at weekends

British Airways last flew from Birmingham in 2007 when the regional airline business
was sold to flybe. Since then Vueling and Iberia Express, subsidiaries of British Airways'
parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), have started up services to Barcelona,
Malaga, Alicante, Tenerife, Paris Orly and Madrid from Birmingham, while Aer Lingus has
continued to operate to Dublin from Birmingham since 1984

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways' general manager commercial and customer, said: "We are
very excited to be returning to Birmingham with four very popular routes. Customers can
once again enjoy competitively priced flights to the sun direct from their doorstep with
British Airways to those destinations they tell us they want to fly to. We look forward to
a busy summer at Birmingham"

David Winstanley, Chief Operating Officer for Birmingham Airport, said, "Having British
Airways return to Birmingham is not only great news for the airport but also the Midlands
region and we are confident this is the beginning of a long-term growth plan with the airline.
Launching these four routes, of which Florence is currently unserved, means British Airways
and Avios card holders as well as leisure travellers looking for a two-class cabin product can
travel from their more convenient airport than those further afield. We look forward to welcoming
one of the world's most recognisable and trusted brands back to Birmingham in May 2017"
British Airways schedule at Birmingham from Saturday 20 May 2017 

1835/1920 BA7024/7025 E70 from/to Florence
- operates weekly on Saturday to 28 October 2017
2125/2210 BA7026/7027 E90 from/to Ibiza
- operates weekly on Saturday to 30 September 2017
2215/2300 BA7028/7029 E90 from/to Palma
- operates weekly on Saturday to 30 September 2017
2220/2305 BA7030/7031 E90 from/to Malaga
- operates weekly on Saturday to 28 October 2017

Thursday 9 February 2017


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