Monday, 27 August 2018

More than four million people will travel with British Airways during August

It has been one of the busiest summers ever for the UK's British Airways this year. The carrier is scheduled to carry over four million customers across its network in August alone, the airline has revealed some of the most popular holiday destinations for travellers.

In the list are long-haul destinations such as the expected New York, which is the airlines most profitable route. California's Los Angeles is also in the top most popular destinations in the long-haul route network.  Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong are also top choices. Short-haul destinations like Malaga, Spain, Nice in France and Amsterdam all proved top choices.  In the UK, Edinburgh and Glasgow were also amazingly popular, thanks no doubt to soaring domestic temperatures.

Customers have been getting in the summer holiday spirit, this year more than ever, with 212,000 bottles of wine consumed across all British Airways flights in July, up three per cent on last year. Meanwhile, those in Club Europe or Club World and First looking for something extra-special to kick-start their trip consumed 105,000 bottles of Champagne, again up five per cent.

British Airways offers customers the option to pre-order from a range of 13 complimentary special meals for specific dietary requirements. Over 360,00 special meals were pre-ordered in July, of which nearly 37,000 were vegan meals – up 32 per cent on the same period last year as more customers looked to cut out meat and dairy.  On top of this nearly 5,000 meals were low-calorie.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “This year British Airways is offering its largest network schedule for 10 years, with flights to 211 destinations across more than 75 countries. Next year we’re confident new additions to the British Airways route map like Pittsburgh and Nashville, alongside Santiago, where we’ve recently increased the number of weekly flights, will be among our most popular destinations, as well as some of the traditional hotspots we’ve seen this year.”