British Airways links Faro to Stansted

British Airways has announced that it will be operating four new routes from London’s Stansted Airport to Faro in the Algarve, and Malaga, Palma and Ibiza in Spain.

The flights will begin on May 28 and be operated by the airline’s low-cost subsidiary BA CityFlyer using 98-seat Embraer jets.

Fares start from £49 each way “based on a return fare with hand baggage only, inclusive of all taxes, fees and charges”.

This will be the first time BA has flown from Stansted.

Said Luke Hayhoe from BA City Flyer: “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to expand our London network and to give our customers even more choice of where to fly from this summer.”

He added that Stansted is a “growing airport” and will be offering a “full scheduled service to some of the most popular European holiday destinations”.

Stansted’s managing director Andrew Harrison said that Faro, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza are “strong additions” to the airport’s route network which now covers 170 destinations across Europe and North America.

The announcement came in a week where Transavia, the low-cost airline created by Air France KLM, said it hopes to bring “more than two million passengers” to Portugal this year (click here).