It was just April when British Airways decided to bid on Palermo for the expansion of its already wide network of destinations, announcing new direct flights from Heathrow to Palermo until the end of September. Now Sean Doyle, director of the British Airways network, has announced that the link will remain operative during the winter season as well.
Right now British Airways operates a route between London Heathrow and Palermo twice a week, with flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The frequency will remain the same during the winter, but moving to Friday and Sunday to encourage quick weekends in the Sicilian capital and people working or studying in London. Doyle explains the reason behind the extension saying: “the flights between Palermo and London Heathrow are increasingly in demand by our passengers and it is for this reason that we have decided to increase and extend also to other periods of the year the frequency, in order to guarantee more and more places. Sicilian passengers, which show an increasing interest in London, and those in the UK, who dream of a break surrounded by idyllic beaches and the bright sun of Sicily, can finally enjoy their ideal holiday during the whole year”.
The flights between London Heathrow and Palermo will continue to be operated using the comfortable and reliable Airbus A320 planes, one of the aircraft of choice for mid-haul routes. Onboard there are seats available for 168 passengers and it is classed as one of the most fuel efficient and environmentally friendly planes of its category.
Doyle explained that the extension of the Heathrow-Palermo route throughout the winter is part of a larger plan for the reinforcement of the routes to Turin, Palma, Malaga, Tenerife, Paphos, Nuremberg, Vienna, Tirana, Marrakech, with more frequent flights throughout the year.