ECONOMY

British Airways to fly direct to Santorini, Myconos in 2014

British Airways will operate direct flights next year from the British capital to the Greek islands of Myconos and Santorini for the high season from March until October, Gavin Halliday, BA’s general manager for Africa and Europe, said on the occasion of the 80-year anniversary since the company started flying to Athens.

Flights to the two Greek islands will operate from BA’s main hub at Heathrow Airport twice a week.

Both Greek islands enjoyed a major increase in incoming tourism from abroad, thereby evolving into profitable markets for airlines such as BA.

Further growth is anticipated next season.

Subsidiary British Airways Holidays will be offering package holidays on the two Cyclades islands in cooperation with local hotels.

BA is also adding a fifth daily flight on Saturdays for the summer season.