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BA adds London City / Southampton to Salzburg – bookable with Avios for February half term skiing

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British Airways has added new routes from London City Airport and Southampton to Salzburg this morning.

If you were looking at a ski holiday this Winter, you may want to check it out.

Importantly, and slightly amazingly, Avios seats are (as at 11am) available for the key February half term weekend. You would normally expect to pay £500 return in Economy for Sat to Sat flights over this period.

The London City service launches on 10th December with flights on Friday and Saturday. It will drop to ‘Saturday only’ from 19th March.

The Southampton service launches on 11th December with flights every Saturday.

Flights on both routes will end on 16th April.

As you’d expect with BA CityFlyer, these will be Embraer E90 services with two-class cabins. Seating is 2×2 throughout the aircraft.

Here are Avios seats over February half-term from City as at 11am – the Business Class seats were still there at 6.30pm:

BA adds London City to Salzburg - bookable with Avios for February half term skiing

and

BA adds London City to Salzburg - bookable with Avios for February half term skiing

…. although these won’t last long.

Here is Southampton over half term – this screenshot was taken at 11am but the Business Class seats were still there at 6.30pm:

Southampton Salzburg British Airways

Austria is now imposing extra restrictions on anyone who received their 2nd covid vaccination more than 270 days ago, which could be an issue for those who were vaccinated in the first wave. The rules are likely to change before the ski season however.

If you have small children who want to learn to ski, my family and I recommend this place near Salzburg where we have been a number of times.

Comments (34)

  • MIchael C says:

    Did the Florence route not start, or has it been and gone?!

  • Anna says:

    On The Beach travel company is to provide free antigen & PCR tests for Spain and Greece for the rest of 2021 (though the season is nearly over except for the Canaries).

  • Paul says:

    BA just cancelled my Feb half-term mid-week flight home from Innsbruck to London. Inexplicable. Means my family ski holiday is screwed (we cannot go for a whole week…). Why on earth they’d ditch flights that are pretty much guaranteed to fill to 100% during that half-term I don’t know.

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