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20% discount on British Airways new 2016 routes if you travel before 30th June

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British Airways has launched a new promotion offering a 20% discount on flights on the new routes it is launching this year.

The offers covers a very broad mix of destinations, to put it mildly:

  • Angers
  • Bergerac
  • Biarritz
  • Billund (Legoland)
  • Chania
  • Inverness
  • Kalamata
  • Lima
  • Mahon
  • Palermo
  • Porto (photo below)
  • San Jose (both of them – California and Costa Rica)


You must use promotional code NEWROUTES16 when booking on

Here are the rules:

The discount is off the TOTAL fare, including taxes and charges

Valid in economy only

You must book by 29th February

You must complete your travel between 29th April / 4th May (start date varies by route) and 30th June

British Airways operated flights only (not valid on the SUN-AIR Billund flights for example)

Minimum spend £100 per person

Must book a return flight

Only valid on ‘flight only bookings’

Full details and full terms and conditions can be found here on the flight deals page of  Don’t forget to use the NEWROUTES16 promotional code.

How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2022)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards.

Until 18th July 2022 there is an astonishing special offer on these cards. You get 50,000 Avios on the Avios Plus Mastercard and 10,000 Avios on the free Avios Mastercard. You can apply here. We strongly recommend getting the Avios Plus card whilst this offer is running.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

50,000 Avios for signing up (A CRAZY SPECIAL OFFER!) and an upgrade voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

10,000 Avios for signing up (SPECIAL OFFER) and an upgrade voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable card perk – the 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

SPECIAL OFFER: The sign-up bonus on Amex Gold is increased from 20,000 Membership Rewards points to 30,000 Membership Rewards points until 19th July 2022. This card is free for the first year.

American Express Amex Gold

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 30,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,000 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

10,500 points bonus – the most generous Avios Visa for a limited company Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

Amex Platinum Business American Express

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points sign-up bonus and a long list of travel benefits Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (10)

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  • Dan says:

    Instead of reading the whole article (which I did not do), or go to the BA page (which I did not do) before trying to book a weekend away for next weekend, these are the dates of travel that the promotion code can be applied to:

    Porto, Menorca travel: 29 Apr – 30 Jun 16.
    Crete, Kalamata, Palermo, Biarritz travel: 30 Apr – 30 Jun 16.
    Inverness travel: 01 May – 30 Jun 16.
    Billund, San Jose travel: 03 May – 30 Jun 16.
    Costa Rica, Lima, Bergerac travel: 04 May – 30 Jun 16.

  • piratesteve says:


    Will using the discount code still earn avios and tier points?

    I need 20 cheap tier points to hit gold and a few days in porto would suit me nicely…

  • Leo says:

    The promotion seems to also cover new Gatwick – NY route

  • Dave B says:

    I cannot get the Curve website to work. Any update?

  • Tom C says:

    It was all looking so good, but then BA had to go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like “economy only”

  • Pieter says:

    Nice! Was looking for some tickets for the Dordogne and was just able to book LCY – Angers and Bordeaux – LGW. Apparently, the discount works nicely if only one leg is a new route 🙂

  • AndyS says:

    Don’t BA already go to Inverness?

  • Mr Pax says:

    BA already flew to Angers too, just seasonally.

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