British Airways has confirmed the Manchester to Faro route we mentioned in our article this morning. It has also added a Newcastle to Faro route.
Intriguingly, Newcastle will be a single class service with, for now, no Club Europe cabin. This is under evaluation and it will be added if catering issues can be resolved.
Manchester to Faro timings
- The service will operate from 29th May to 19th June
- There will be one flight per week, on a Saturday
- BA516 will depart Manchester at 10.35, arriving in Faro at 13.50
- BA517 will depart Faro at 14.30, arriving in Manchester at 17.35
Newcastle to Faro timings
- The service will operate from 29th May to 20th June
- There will be two flights per week, on Saturday and Sunday
- BA512 will depart Newcastle at 12.35, arriving in Faro at 15.45
- BA513 will depart Faro at 16.40, arriving in Newcastle at 19.50
Both services will use standard Airbus short-haul aircraft – these are not BA CityFlyer services. Tickets are available now on ba.com.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (February 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.