British Airways has announced a twofold increase in the number of daily flights from Larnaca to London Heathrow Terminal 5, from 7 to 14 per week.
The changes are already in force. BA said a key feature for the route a more attractive economy return fare starting from €238 as well as its one-way fare starting from €104 both inclusive of taxes, plus service fee.
The daily departures from Larnaca are at 2.50pm and 7.30pm arriving at 5.25pm and 10.25pm respectively.
Return flights are at 7.10am and 11.45am, arriving in Larnaca at 2pm and 6.15pm respectively.
“London remains high on the list of travel destinations for Cypriots, both for business and for pleasure. Our enhanced schedule offers travellers from Cyprus numerous opportunities to take a break to one of the most vibrant cities in the world, home to well-known landmarks, endless shopping, and an exciting arts and theatre community. The additional flights and our new economy fares also allow customers to combine their travel arrangements to London with a multitude of other locations,” said Freddie Stier, Commercial Manager of British Airways Cyprus and Greece.
With 2016 predicted to be another bumper year for Cyprus tourism, BA’s flight increase also aims to enhance the connectivity of the island and its potential to attract visitors. “It’s no coincidence that the doubling of BA’s flights to Larnaca comes at a time when the Cyprus Tourism Organisation has announced a projected increase in the number of tourists expected to visit the island this year. With the prevailing instability in the wider region, Cyprus continues to stand out as a destination that ticks all the boxes for UK holidaymakers, from its golden sandy beaches to its rich history and cultural heritage”, added Stier.
Meanwhile, BA’s flight schedule from Paphos to London Gatwick – with 5 flights per week – resumed on 27 March 2016, taking its total number of weekly flights to and from the island to 19.