News in brief:
British Airways Luxury Sale now on
We have been a little slow in covering the latest British Airways premium sale, apologies.
The prices don’t look too exciting, but it’s well worth having a look to possibly find a good deal.
Until 8th November – so you still have a week to book – you can get :
It looks like you can book as far ahead as September 2017 so it’s well worth thinking about the next Summer holiday.
The BA Low Fare Finder tool remains the best way to see what deals are available. Apart from the New York deal above, there is also Boston £1555, Montreal £1435, much of India for £1700, Muscat £1498 and Beijing £1799. That is about it under £2000.
All prices are based on two people travelling together and include business class flights and accommodation.
CityJet to launch flights from London’s Southend airport
The Irish airline CityJet and Stobart Group are currently discussing the possibility of new routes from London Southend Airport starting in April 2017.
The proposal is that CityJet will operate up to 18 new routes from Southend on up to four aircraft.
In 2012, with the arrival of easyJet, Southend Airport saw initial success but further expansion seemed a bit difficult. Rob visited the airport earlier this year and was impressed by the modern terminal and the direct train service from London Liverpool Street. There is even a decent airport lounge which accepts Priority Pass. Now with CityJet as a potential partner, Southend Airport is targetting an increase in passengers from 900,000 last year to up to 1.5 million per year.
Though the discussions remain ‘at an early stage’ it looks like a formal agreement can be released as soon as next month. More information can be found here.
Meanwhile, I flew CityJet out to Amsterdam from London City Airport yesterday. I will write about that next week.