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British Airways launches new route to Kefalonia – Avios seats now bookable

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British Airways announced a new Summer 2018 Heathrow route to Kefalonia in Greece yesterday.  Seats are now bookable at ba.com for cash and Avios.

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 credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (June 2021)

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

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

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

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 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

We also recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company 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 (48)

  • EvilGazebo says:

    Thanks very much for this Rob – picked up 4 seats for a week in the summer.

    16K Avios plus £266 for one pair (good deal vs 40K and £66).

    50K AA miles plus £80 for the other pair (I know, I know crazy but I’ve had them for ages and unlikely to find a better use, especially post devaluation, so worked for me….)

    Cash would have been £1400 so pretty pleased with that.

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