British Airways customers will soon be able to slope off and enjoy the best of scenic Austria with flights to Innsbruck from Heathrow starting on 4 December 2016.
Skiers will now be able to fly to the former Winter Olympic city from two UK airports as the airline already operates direct flights from Gatwick to the Tyrolean capital. Flights will operate four times a week during winter and twice per week during the summer season, with return fares starting from £88 in Euro Traveller and £338 in Club Europe.
Flights will depart from Terminal 5 and the route will be served by a two-class cabin A320 aircraft. Those choosing a Plus or Plus Flex fare can check their ski equipment in for free as part of their 23kg baggage allowance, as well as the hand luggage allowance of one cabin bag and a handbag or laptop bag per person. Other routes the airline has launched this year include San Jose in California, Palermo, Biarritz and Kalamata from Heathrow and San Jose in Costa Rica, Lima and JFK from Gatwick. Flights to Cape Town from Gatwick will operate from 24 November 2016 and services to Santiago from Heathrow will start from 3 January 2017.