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British Airways drops Summer 2019 flights from Bristol and Birmingham

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British Airways appears to be pulling back from its Summer regional flights.  In recent years, the airline has been using its Embraer 190 fleet from London City Airport – which has nothing to do at the weekend when London City is closed – to run flights from the regions to ‘Summer sun’ destinations.

In theory, the 2019 programme should be the biggest ever as a number of new Embraer aircraft are about to be delivered.  However, reservations for the following services have been closed:

British Airways drops Birmingham and Bristol routes

Birmingham – Florence
Birmingham – Malaga 

Birmingham – Palma Mallorca 
Bristol – Florence 
Bristol – Malaga 
Bristol – Palma Mallorca 

All flights were due to start on 18th May.  There are no other Bristol and Birmingham services scheduled.  Routes from Manchester etc remain on sale.


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