Yes, you read that right. British Airways will restart direct flights between Billund and Gothenburg from 4th September.
There will be five flights per week between Monday and Friday.
The reason for the odd routing, of course, is that the operator is SUN-Air of Scandinavia. This is a British Airways franchise airline, operating BA-branded aircraft and crew and selling its flights via ba.com with BA flight numbers.
You earn Avios and tier points as usual and you can redeem Avios for these services.
SUN-AIR is slowly building back after the pandemic and is currently flying, in BA colours:
- Manchester to Billund
- London City to Billund
- Billund to Gothenburg
Direct flights from London City and Manchester to Gothenburg have not restarted, it seems, but are still shown on the route map.
Services are operated with a fleet of Donnier 328 jets with 32 seats.
Remember that Billund is the home of LEGO and has its own LEGOLAND, so it may be more relevant to your travel plans than you think.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 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:
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.
EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.
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.