The carrier will increase operations at UK regional airports by 26 per cent
British Airways is preparing for one of their busiest summer seasons as they have increased the capacity of UK’s regional airports.
While adding two new Embraer 190 aircraft to their fleet, they will provide around 200,000 more seats for the season, meaning that their summer operation will be boosted by 26 per cent in comparison to the same period last year.
“There are also extra flights to Florence and Palma from Birmingham, extra flights to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma from Bristol and extra flights to Milan, Nice and Florence from Stansted Airport,” the carrier said.
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“We are growing our summer schedule from five regional airports to destinations that our customers tell us they want to fly to,” said Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager, customer and commercial.
“Last year we almost doubled the number of routes we operated and this year we continue to add even more destinations and an additional 36,000 seats from the UK regions.”
The carrier is planning to invest over $6 billion in the next five years to enhance the customer experience. High-quality wifi connections will be available at every seat, 128 long-haul aircraft will undergo an interior upgrade and 72 new aircraft will join the fleet.
“All regional flights operate on modern Embraer jets with a choice of Club Europe and Euro Traveller cabins and two-abreast seating so that every customer can have either a window or aisle seat,” British Airways said in a statement.