Bits: BA adds to Accra, luxury Fairmont hotel coming to Cheshire, Lufthansa grows Glasgow
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News in brief:
British Airways launches a new Gatwick to Accra route
For reasons not obviously apparent, British Airways is launching a new route from London Gatwick to Accra in Ghana.
Accra is already served by British Airways from Heathrow with a daily flight.
From the start of the winter timetable at the end of October, BA will add flights from Gatwick on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.
The new flights should be wide open for Avios availability given that seats only went on sale this week. However, as a Gatwick Boeing 777 service you won’t get Club Suite so Heathrow is a better option if possible.
Accor’s Fairmont brand is coming to Cheshire
Accor’s luxury Fairmont brand – best known for its historic Canadian railway hotels – is coming to Cheshire.
It is taking over The Mere, a golf and spa resort near Knutsford in Cheshire.
The hotel was sold to a UAE group in 2022 and is about to undergo a complete renovation and extension, increasing the number of rooms from 81 to 120. It will reopen as Fairmont Cheshire The Mere in 2024.
This will be the fourth Fairmont hotel in the UK. The Savoy in London is run by Fairmont, as is Fairmont Windsor Park which opened last year. There is also Fairmont St Andrews, where I spent New Year this year, which is a golf resort.
Lufthansa to launch Glasgow to Munich route
Lufthansa has added a new route from Glasgow to Munich.
This is a very limited service, operating on Saturdays only from 2nd December, and is presumably aimed at the ski market.
Looking at the Lufthansa website, it will be operated by Lufthansa CityLine using an A319 aircraft.
Hat-tip to @SeanM1997 on Twitter.