British Airways is adding a number of new destinations this winter from its main Heathrow base, as it once again looks at cities in Eastern Europe to expand its network. This is in addition to many changes to their short-haul product in recent weeks, including the addition of a cake/flapjack on short-haul flights, changes to the Avios programme and frequency changes for many of the existing services – including flying to Faro through the winter.
Services start thrice weekly, starting 31 October 2023.
Belgrade, the vibrant capital of Serbia, is a captivating city break destination that seamlessly blends history, culture, and modernity. Nestled along the Danube and Sava rivers, the city boasts an enchanting mix of ancient fortresses, striking architecture, and lively neighbourhoods. Stroll through the cobbled streets of the Old Town to discover remnants of the past, like the imposing Belgrade Fortress and St. Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox church in the Balkans. For a taste of contemporary charm, head to the bustling Skadarlija district, known for its bohemian atmosphere, charming cafes, and live music. Food enthusiasts will delight in the city’s diverse culinary scene, offering everything from traditional Serbian delicacies to trendy international cuisines.
|London Heathrow||Belgrade||0755||1150||Tuesday& Sunday|
Services start thrice weekly, starting 29 October 2023.
Riga, the picturesque capital of Latvia, is an ideal city break destination that exudes a captivating blend of medieval charm and modern vibrancy. The city’s well-preserved Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a treasure trove of stunning architecture, where Gothic spires, Baroque facades, and cobblestone streets create a mesmerizing ambience. Visitors can explore historic landmarks such as Riga Castle, St. Peter’s Church, and the impressive Freedom Monument. Beyond its rich history, Riga offers a thriving cultural scene, with numerous museums, galleries, and theatres to explore. Art nouveau enthusiasts will be delighted by the city’s abundance of elegant buildings adorned with intricate facades. Lined with trendy cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops, the city caters to every traveller’s palate and shopping desires.
Services are up to twelve per week, starting on 30 October 2023
Cologne, a dynamic city nestled along the banks of the Rhine River in Germany, is an enticing city break destination that captivates visitors with its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant atmosphere. The iconic Cologne Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands tall as a magnificent Gothic masterpiece, drawing awe and admiration from all who visit. The city’s medieval Old Town enchants with its narrow alleys, quaint squares, and traditional German charm. A stroll along the Rhine Promenade offers breathtaking views of the river and the opportunity to explore lively cafes and bars. Cologne also boasts a thriving cultural scene, with world-class museums, galleries, and theatres showcasing art, history, and contemporary performances. For beer enthusiasts, the city’s beer halls and breweries offer a chance to savour the local brews and soak in the convivial atmosphere. With its warm and welcoming locals, fascinating landmarks, and an array of experiences to indulge in, Cologne promises an unforgettable city break adventure for travellers seeking a perfect blend of tradition and modernity.
|London Heathrow||Cologne/Bonn||0815||1045||Monday & Thursday|
|London Heathrow||Cologne/Bonn||0825||1055||Wednesday & Sunday|
|London Heathrow||Cologne/Bonn||0905||1135||Friday & Saturday|
|London Heathrow||Cologne/Bonn||1620||1850||Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday|
|Cologne/Bonn||London Heathrow||1225||1300||Monday & Friday|
|Cologne/Bonn||London Heathrow||1950||2025||Monday, Wednesday & Friday|
Service starts 10 December 2023, weekly for the ski season
Turin, the charming city in northern Italy, serves as an excellent entry point for exploring the majestic Italian Alps. Nestled at the foot of the Alps, Turin offers a unique combination of urban sophistication and natural beauty. Visitors can admire the city’s elegant architecture, including the iconic Mole Antonelliana and the beautiful Royal Palace. From Turin, adventure seekers can easily access the nearby Alpine resorts and picturesque mountain villages, where they can indulge in a myriad of outdoor activities throughout the year. During the winter, the Alps become a haven for skiers and snowboarders, while the warmer months offer fantastic hiking, mountain biking, and paragliding opportunities. With its convenient location, rich history, and easy access to the awe-inspiring Italian Alps, Turin beckons travellers seeking an unforgettable alpine experience that seamlessly blends urban delights with breathtaking natural landscapes.