British Airways launches new Kos route, wide open for Avios redemptions

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British Airways has launched a new route to the Greek island of Kos.

The service will start next Summer and operate from Gatwick.  It joins a wide range of other destinations in Greece: Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Skiathos, Thessaloniki, Zante, Mykonos, Kefalonia, Kalamata, Crete and Corfu.

British Airways launches flights to Kos

The new Kos service will operate as follows:

First flight 15th May 2019

Final flight (for the season) 26th October 2019

Departures on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

Departing from London Gatwick

British Airways launches flights to Kos

The timings are all over the place:


Tuesdays – depart 13.45, land 20.00

Wednesdays – depart 14.05, land 20.20

Saturdays – depart 07.10, land 13.20


Tuesdays – depart 21.10, land 23.10

Wednesdays – depart 21.30, land 23.40

Saturdays – depart 14.10, land 16.20

British Airways launches flights to Kos

Flights are already bookable at for cash or Avios.  The standard four Euro Traveller and two Club Europe seats per flight seem to be available.  However, with under 80 flights each way in total over the season they won’t last long.

With Avios it is a Zone 3 redemption.  It will cost 17,000 Avios off-peak / 20,000 Avios peak in Euro Traveller (economy return) and 34,000 Avios off-peak / 40,000 Avios peak in Club Europe (business return).

For cash, this will be a route earning 160 tier points in Club Europe.  This could make it an attractive tier point run if you are close to Bronze, Silver or Gold status and fancy a short break.  BA’s tier point calculator is here if you want to confirm it.

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  1. Nicola Walton says:

    Thank for the Heads up! Have got 2 economy returns to Kos for August BH week next year using Avios. The exact dates I wanted.

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