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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.

(EDIT: ba.com is currently showing Keflavik, Iceland when you search under ‘EFL’ for airport code! – try later on if you have issues bringing it up.)

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.

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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.