British Airways is continuing to plan out its Summer 2022 operation, with plans to launch services to São Miguel and Terceira in the Azores.
British Airways Airbus A320 arriving at Stuttgart – Image, Economy Class and Beyond
They will be added to the Heathrow short-haul network for the summer, each operating once a week.
São Miguel will launch on July 2 until September 3 on Saturdays and Terceira will operation from 10 July until August 28 on Sunday’s.
Both routes will have an Airbus A320 assigned to it, capable of holding 180 aboard, with Club Europe and EuroTraveller services being offered.
Lead-in prices have been added to, with return flights to São Miguel, which will start from £79 in Euro Traveller and £208 in Club Europe. Flights to Terceira start from £79 in Euro Traveller and £208 in Club Europe.
The sales pitch is here. So strap in
The Azores archipelago is made up of nine islands, all well known for gastronomy and wine as well as their scenic views offering nature lovers a wide range of activities. The island of Terceira is home to a UNESCO World Heritage site with its stunning laurel forests and São Miguel, home to the Lake of Seven Cities, has been dubbed one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal.
Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “
After a difficult 18 months, it’s fantastic to be in a position to launch two new routes next summer from Heathrow. These two Islands in the Azores will be the perfect addition to our network, offering more choice in one of the most popular regions in Europe for British sunseekers.”
Planning for Summer 2022 starts *now*
Whilst we’re exiting the Summer 2021 period, travel will more than likely be not how it was for some time next year unless governments start changing their minds on immigration and tracking.
As such, Short to Medium Haul routes could be a way to move passengers through.
Whilst the routes are light with one route a week, it will offer some holiday connectivity for those who wish to go abroad.
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