Kefalonia is apparently home to some of Greece’s best beaches and the setting for Louis de Bernieres’ novel-turned-film Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
Here are the key facts:
Services will run from 15th May until 6th October
Departures will be on Tuesdays and Saturdays
Services will operate from Heathrow Terminal 5
It should be 80 tier points each way in Club Europe, due to the distance, but this is not confirmed
British Airways has been stepping up its Summer services for next year. The model appears to be to run a Saturday flight (presumably dropping a rotation from a more business focused route where weekend demand is low) and a second midweek flight. Other recent route announcements have included Figari (Corsica) and Almeria in Spain.
As usual with new routes, BA has loaded at least two Club Europe seats and four Euro Traveller seats for every Kefalonia flight. This gives you an excellent opportunity – if you book today – to pick up peak season holiday flights at a time when other routes may have limited Avios availability remaining.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (August 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 with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.
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.
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.
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.)