CRAWLEY, England, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
British Airways has increased capacity on its popular London City to Palma service by 50 per cent to meet the demand for seats this summer.
With additional frequency and larger aircraft the airline will be providing over 25,000 seats to the Spanish holiday island direct from the Docklands making holidays to Palma de Mallorca more accessible than ever before.
Due to the high early season demand, the three-times-a-week flights will increase to six-days-a-week, excluding Saturdays, in July and August. The Friday and Sunday flights to Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza, on brand new Embraer 190 aircraft, will continue until October 31st, enabling a long weekend or longer breaks. The extension also means flights will operate until the end of the school half-term holidays.
For relaxing beach holidays in Palma de Mallorca British Airways offers over 40 beach hotels including the 3* Manaus for the lighter pocket to the 5* Cap Rocat - a magnificent former military fortress with an infinity pool and private beach. City breaks in Palma are also a popular choice. British Airways has a range of city hotels including the 4* Catalonia Majorica just 10 minutes stroll from the Harbour, or the 5* Hospes Maricel - a historic stately mansion.
British Airways now operates 39 leisure flights from London City to top sun destinations this summer. The airline has also added more frequency to popular destinations of Nice and Ibiza.
Holidays in Ibiza are perfect for families with secluded coves and family resorts while Ibiza Town has several ancient sites and party venues.
British Airways has also launched new routes to Faro and Malaga in June, all from London City. The four times-a-week flights to Faro start on June 7 and the three times-a-week flights to Malaga start on June 8. Both routes will operate year round.
British Airways flies to 12 destinations from London City airport including Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Faro, Barcelona, Nice, Madrid and Malaga. Flights are operated by wholly owned British Airways' subsidiary BA CityFlyer.
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