British Airways has announced a new route to Krakow in Poland, with flights commencing on May 1st.
Krakow is a lovely city – if you haven’t managed to get there yet then you should put it on your list. The entire Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Unfortunately the BA flights are not hugely convenient. For a start, there are only four flights per week.
On Monday it will depart at 8.40, on Wednesday at 4.40, on Friday at 11.45 and Sunday at 4.40. The return flights generally leave four hours later.
Whilst these times seem a bit odd, they do allow you to maximise your time on a short break whilst reducing the number of hotel nights you need – as long as you depart on a Monday or Friday and come back on a Wednesday or Sunday!
These services are planned to coincide with the May opening of the new international terminal at Krakow airport and a direct rail link from the airport into the city centre.
Slightly surprisingly, as this will a tourist-focussed route, it will depart from Heathrow and not Gatwick. More surprisingly, it will depart from Terminal 5 and not Terminal 3 which is generally where routes with little connecting traffic are dumped.
Tickets, both cash and Avios redemptions, are already bookable at ba.com.
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