BA’s sunshine bonus
The airline last flew from the airports in 2007, when the regional airline business was sold to Flybe.
From May, BA will begin direct flights to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma, and to Italian city Florence.
Basic, each-way fares from Birmingham to Ibiza start from £45 and to Florence, Malaga and Palma from £4 more.
The new return flights from both airports will operate on one weekend day only, using 98-seat Embraer 190 jet aircraft.
“We are very excited to be returning to Birmingham with four popular routes,” said Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager, commercial and customer.
“Customers can again enjoy competitively-priced flights to the sun, direct from their doorstep with BA, to those destinations they tell us they want to fly to.”
David Winstanley, Birmingham Airport’s chief operating officer, said: ‘Having BA return here is great news for the airport, and also for the Midlands region. We are confident this is the beginning of a long-term growth plan with the airline.”
And Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport’s chief executive officer, added: ‘These additional flights offer passengers in the South West and Wales region a further choice of scheduled flights for the summer season.”
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