MIAMI – British Airways (BA) is doubling its efforts to offer Britons the summer holidays they have been craving for after more than a year of strict travel abstinence.

To do so, the airline is putting on the market more than 90,000 seats available starting today, in time for the long-awaited travel bubble announced by prime Minister Boris Jonhson to become effective on May 17. The offer covers 10 sunny destinations in Greece, two in the Canary Islands, one in Turkey, and they all come together with attractive fares for what seems to become a travel rush.

“It’s clear Britons are hoping that their favourite destinations will be open by the time summer comes." Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Networks and Alliances Click To Tweet
British Airways G-XWBC Airbus A350-1041. Photo: Ervin Eslami/Airways

26 Flights


In more details, the 26 new weekly flights include well known and favorite hotspots in Greece as Corfu (CFU), Kos (KGS), Paphos (PFO), Rhodes (RHO), Canary Island Lanzarote (ACE), and Tenerife (TFS), available for travel between June 21 and September 5 and Turkey Bodrum (BJV) starting from July 18.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Networks and Alliances commented on the new offer by saying, “It’s clear Britons are hoping that their favourite destinations will be open by the time summer comes. We want to provide them with access to book seats to the places they love to help them get away and trust that if they can’t travel, we will be there for them with incredible flexibility to make changes to their bookings.”

British Airways Boeing 787. Photo: Brandon Farris/Airways

New Destinations Offered by British Airways


  • Heathrow – Lanzarote (ACE) +1 per week, increase from 5 to 6 weekly flights
  • Heathrow – Bodrum (BJV) +2 per week, increase from 1 to 3 weekly flights
  • Heathrow – Corfu (CFU) +3 per week, increase from 14 to 17 weekly flights
  • Heathrow – Chania (CHQ) +3 per week, increase from 6 to 9 weekly flights
  • Heathrow – Kefalonia (EFL) +2 per week, increase from 3 to 5 weekly flights
  • Heathrow – Heraklion (HER) +1per week, increase from 9 to 10 weekly flights
  • Heathrow – Kos (KGS) + 2 per week, increase from 4 to 6 weekly flights
  • Heathrow – Kalamata (KLX) +2 per week, increase from 3 to 5 weekly flights
  • Heathrow – Paphos (PFO) +1 per week, increase from 7 to 8 weekly flights
  • Heathrow – Preveza (PVK) +2 per week, increase from 4 to 6 weekly flights
  • Heathrow – Rhodes (RHO) +2 per week, increase from 5 to 7 weekly flights
  • Heathrow – Thessaloniki (SKG) +3 per week, increase from 9 to 12 weekly flights
  • Heathrow – Tenerife (TFS) + 2 per week, increase from 13 to 15 weekly flights

Featured image: British Airways Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner G-ZBLA. Photo: Roberto Leiro/Airways