British Airways Adds Another Route To Greece

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British Airways has announced that it will launch a new seasonal service to the Greek Islands from summer next year and, a little surprisingly, this route will be operated out of London Heathrow (I usually associate Gatwick with BA’s short-haul vacation routes).

BA Launches A Route To Kefalonia

Between 15 May and 6 October 2018 British Airways will operate a twice weekly service between London Heathrow and Kefalonia on the following schedule:

BA646 LHR 11:55 – 17:30 EFL (Tue)
BA647 LHR 08:00 – 13:35 EFL (Sat)

BA646 EFL 18:20 – 19:50 LHR (Tue)
BA647 EFL 14:30 – 16:00 LHR (Sat)

The route will be operates by a British Airways A320 so, if you want any leg room, be sure to try to book an exit row seats….all the other seats will be very cramped indeed!

Here’s what Alex Cruz had to say when BA announced this latest route:

We’re always developing our leisure offering from Heathrow so are incredibly pleased to be adding Kefalonia to our network. The launch of our new summer routes, which also include Figari in Corsica and Almeria, mean we will be flying 39 more routes in 2018 than we did in 2016 – an increase of 17 per cent. We’re also further improving our schedules and increasing the number of flights to European destinations such as Ibiza, Santorini and Split.

British Airways says that roundtrip fares to Kefalonia will start from £118 in Euro Traveller (Hand Baggage Only) and £398 for Club Europe.

In fairness to BA (and although the low fare finder hasn’t heard of Kefalonia) the very first random set of dates I tested for this new route threw up the advertised low fare of £118 roundtrip so this isn’t just PR nonsense.

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The advertised Club Europe fare is easily found too…

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…although why anyone would pay the best part of £400 to sit in BA’s A320 Club Europe cabin is beyond me.

Bottom Line

If you can pack light, £118 for a roundtrip flight to the Greek Islands isn’t a bad deal at all and if you have BA or oneworld status and can therefore use the Heathrow lounges before the flight so much the better.

If yo don’t have BA status then don’t forget that Priority Pass is currently offering up to 40% off its lounge membership schemes through Friday 8 December (link to deal here) and they would give you access to the Aspire Lounge located right underneath the British Airways First Class lounge.

Featured image courtesy of British Airways