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New Avios redemption options as BA launches three new routes today

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British Airways is launching three new short-haul routes from Heathrow today, taking advantage of some of the slots freed up by the acquisition of bmi.

The new routes are:

  • Leeds Bradford
  • Zagreb
  • Rotterdam

… all served with Airbus 319’s, should you care about such things!

BA A319

The most useful of these for Head for Points readers is probably Leeds Bradford.  It will allow for quicker connections to Heathrow for Avios redemptions for a large group of people who would otherwise be faced with a longer trot to Manchester.

Don’t write off Zagreb either!  I went there on a few work trips about 15 years ago and found it a surprisingly pretty city.  If you’ve ticked off Prague and Budapest, Zagreb is worth a look for a long weekend.  A redemption in Economy is 15,000 Avios plus £30 taxes, return.

All are bookable now at

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