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Where is British Airways flying to in Europe in late July? 33 new destinations added

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Where is British Airways currently flying to in the UK and Europe?

British Airways has been tweaking its short haul network now that there is a little more clarity about which countries do not need a 14-day quarantine when you return to the UK.

Routes Online has just published this week’s schedule. In the last two weeks, British Airways has added an additional 33 destinations (on my count!) so the list is steadily growing.

British Airways A320

British Airways short haul services for late July

All British Airways short haul flights currently depart from London Heathrow Terminal 5.

The only exception are the following flights, operating from London City Airport who provided us with this list.

Dublin – 4 weekly
Edinburgh – 4 weekly
Florence – 6 weekly
Glasgow – 4 weekly
Ibiza – 1-2 daily
Isle of Man – 6 weekly (operated by Loganair)
Malaga – 1-2 daily
Palma – 1-2 daily

For clarity, this is the schedule for this week, so expect changes – hopefully of the positive nature – as we head into August. This list supersedes the list we published two weeks ago.

Aberdeen – 14 weekly
Alicante – 12 weekly
Amsterdam – 20 weekly
Athens – 15 weekly
Barcelona – 19 weekly
Basel – 4 weekly
Belfast City – 14 weekly
Berlin Tegel – 19 weekly
Billund – 3 weekly
Bologna – 7 weekly
Brindisi – 2 weekly
Brussels – 9 weekly
Bucharest – 3 weekly
Budapest – 10 weekly
Cagliari – 2 weekly
Chania – 4 weekly
Copenhagen – 14 weekly
Corfu – 4 weekly
Dalaman – 3 weekly
Dublin – 11 weekly
Dubrovnik – 3 weekly
Dusseldorf – 6 weekly
Edinburgh – 20 weekly
Faro – 13 weekly
Funchal – 1 weekly
Geneva – 12 weekly
Gibraltar – 4 weekly
Glasgow – 14 weekly
Gothenburg – 3 weekly
Hamburg – 4 weekly
Hannover – 6 weekly
Heraklion – 2 weekly
Ibiza – 11 weekly
Inverness – 7 weekly
Istanbul – 5 weekly
Jersey – 14 weekly
Kalamata – 1 weekly
Kos – 2 weekly
Krakow – 5 weekly
Larnaca – 2 weekly
Lisbon – 10 weekly
Madrid – 12 weekly
Mahon – 4 weekly
Malaga – 23 weekly
Manchester – 7 weekly
Marseille – 7 weekly
Milan Malpensa – 13 weekly
Munich – 6 weekly
Mykonos – 4 weekly
Naples – 4 weekly
Newcastle – 7 weekly
Newquay – 2 weekly
Nice – 19 weekly
Olbia – 20 weekly
Oslo – 5 weekly
Palermo – 3 weekly
Palma Mallorca – 16 weekly
Paris – 21 weekly
Pisa – 7 weekly
Porto – 2 weekly
Prague – 4 weekly
Preveza – 2 weekly
Pristina – 1 weekly
Reykjavik – 3 weekly
Rhodes – 2 weekly
Rome – 14 weekly
Seville – 2 weekly
Sofia – 3 weekly
Split – 5 weekly
Stockholm – 6 weekly
Tenerife – 2 weekly
Thessaloniki – 2 weekly
Thira – 4 weekly
Tirana – 3 weekly
Toulouse – 7 weekly
Turin – 2 weekly
Valencia – 4 weekly
Venice – 7 weekly
Verona – 3 weekly
Warsaw – 7 weekly
Zagreb – 4 weekly
Zakynthos – 2 weekly
Zurich – 7 weekly

You can book on the British Airways website here.  Remember to check the quarantine measures in place at your destination before you book.


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Comments (33)

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  • letBAgonesbe says:

    I am on my way to Heathrow airport to fly to Palma.
    The flight is busy.
    Euro Traveller has less than 9 seats empty, and Club has 2 seats left only.

  • Paul says:

    BA slow to ramp up and so my flights In August are with star alliance.

    I also have a week in Scotland but BA not doing much for staycations with just 2 flights a day to Glasgow. Hertz not helping with Sunday pickups at Glasgow only possible with a £35 additional fee.

    • Andrew says:

      Edinburgh instead?

      If you are heading North, unless you happen to be spending a week close to Paisley, it doesn’t really matter whether you fly into Glasgow or Edinburgh – they are only 45 minutes apart.

  • Eugene says:

    Bilbao is operating too

    • Kathryn Daniels says:

      Yes, after my Portland flights were cancelled yesterday, we rebooked to Bilbao for September for £160. Keeping fingers crossed that that doesn’t get canned too!

  • ChrisW says:

    It makes me really happy to see so many flights returning.

    What do the H4P readers think – short-haul travel is slowly returning to normal or this is all way too soon?

    • Phil says:

      It’ll be a while til things get back to ‘normal’- the risk of outbreaks and lockdowns at holiday destinations remains, just look at Barcelona.

    • Colin says:

      “ short-haul travel is slowly returning to normal”

      No. Passenger numbers are down massively YOY. Yes, they’re increasing verses the last few months but it would be a stretch to say that things are returning to normal, even slowly.

      • Colin says:

        There’s no data to suggest that people from Europe are visiting the U.K. for example

        • Andrew says:

          Oh they are.

          I spent the week with family in Perthshire last week, and there were definitely Euro tourists out there. Between domestic and overseas visitor it was taking 90 minutes to get through Callander with Poileas Alba throughout the Trossachs strictly enforcing the emergency “no parking” restrictions everywhere but in official car parks.

          Scotland (and rUK) needs to get an early grip on things though. The public lavatory situation has never been good, but right now it would put you off ever returning.

    • Rantallion says:

      Whilst the number of destinations has increased, the number of flights is still woefully low.

      • Colin says:

        Yes. That’s why there are many reports of flights being full. That’s because of a lack of supply rather than due to huge demand.

    • marcw says:

      Short haul is recovering slowly, but very slowly. Very slowly. While business traveller and long haul leisure travel is almost inexistent.

      • Callum says:

        Surely if the demand warranted more flights they would operate them? I don’t see why they’d be throwing away money/losing passengers to rival airlines at any time, let alone now!

  • Mikeact says:

    Pisa , around £400 ish in September. Another good use of RFS.

  • Neil says:

    Frankfurt restarting 5 weekly from early August.

  • Dave says:

    I really wish BA had kept the Scottish seasonal flights, even just until the end of Aug. Many Scots are desperate to have some sort of holiday before the schools go back in just two weeks time. Flying via London isn’t worth it when the LLC’s go direct from Scotland.
    After the early Scottish summer holidays the planes could have moved to England for the later English summer holiday trade.
    We’ve had to book with Ryanair instead and the flight already appears just about full.

    • Harry T says:

      Me too, they cancelled our EDI flights to Florence.

      • Sandra B says:

        Me too. Not going till September to Palma so just decided to suck it up and go via LHR. I know it’s not the normal good use of Avios but with Companion voucher and Club Europe, £50 each was fine being that you can use the lounges. Got bumped on the return last year to Edinburgh and ended up getting home exhausted at 1am via LHR so happily pay an extra £15 in the hope it is slightly more comfortable, and my household Avios pot is a bit redundant anyway. Fingers crossed that the seasonal flights return.

  • Eugene OConnell says:

    Off to Bilbao tomorrow then Corfu in a month thanks to BA sale. Unless you are vulnerable fear is insidious as is herd mentality. Staycation if you want.

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