British Airways launches brand new routes to Italy, Latvia, Poland and Romania
British Airways has just announced connections for the first time from London Heathrow to three European destinations starting this summer, as well as connections to two other cities that have not been served for decades. For the first time from June 28, the airline will serve Perugia (PEG), Italy, Wroclaw (WRO), Poland from July 1 and Cluj-Napoca (CLJ), Romania, from July 2. There will also be new routes to Riga (RIX), Latvia, where BA flew until 2007, and Gdansk, Poland, where it stopped flying in the early 2000s.
All flights will be serviced from Heathrow, with Wroclaw twice a week and Gdansk, Riga and Cluj-Napoca three times a week. Round-trip fares start from £ 83 for Wroclaw, £ 85 for Gdansk, £ 94 for Riga and £ 95 for Cluj. British Airways continues its flexible booking policy, offering customers no change fees or a redemption of vouchers for bookings made for travel before the end of April 2022, providing customers with a wide variety of options should their plans change. .
The new flights complete the British Airways network to most of these countries with regular flights to Krakow and Warsaw in Poland, Bucharest in Romania and of course to many other Italian cities. Neil Chernoff, British Airways Network and Alliance Director, said: “It’s great to launch new routes as we listen to our customers and assess where they want to travel. We know these new destinations will be popular with people visiting friends and relatives, but they also offer great city breaks, when the time is right, with flights leaving just before the weekend. and come back on Sunday.
Riga is an architecture enthusiast’s delight with its fine collection of Art Nouveau buildings and a UNESCO-listed old town. And just outside the city is the Jurmala seaside resort with a music Festival over three summer weekends from mid-July. British Airways operated its last flights to Riga in 2007.
Romania has recently been in the travel spotlight with Sibiu chosen as one of the top five destinations for 2021 by European Best Destinations. Cluj-Napoca, a city in northwest Romania, is the unofficial capital of the Transylvania region and also a great choice for a city break in the country. Cluj has a charming historic center, but it is perhaps best known for its electronic music festivals. Electric castle takes place July 18-21 this year.
Wroclawaw is known for its beautiful architecture and its range of magnificent bridges and islands that cross the Odra River. Gdansk, on the Baltic Sea, offers beautiful museums, a towering church building and a beautiful old town. Cluj-Napoca, or simply Cluj, is the second largest city in Romania and is often described as a cultural center. British Airways flew to Gdansk briefly between 1999 and the early 2000s and this is the first time in 20 years that flights will resume.
British Airways’ new summer service to Perugia in Umbria will start on June 28. It was supposed to start in 2020 but was delayed due to the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic. It’s a great time of the year Umbrian Jazz Festival, one of the best music festivals in the world. Outside of the festival there is a lot to see and do in Perugia, the largest city in Umbria with a fascinating medieval center and several important museums including the National Gallery of Umbria, with a fine collection of Renaissance paintings and the National Archaeological Museum of Umbriaa, which houses Etruscan and Roman artifacts.
British Airways has introduced a series of new security measures and new partnerships to make the travel experience less stressful in the aftermath of the pandemic. These include partnerships with the cleaning brand Dettol, test providers Randox and Qured, and the travel health mobile app. VeriFly, for digital verification of health documents.