British Airways is making enjoying the winter sun even easier for customers this year with extra flights from Heathrow and Gatwick being added to the airline's schedules.

The airline is launching a new route from Heathrow to Tenerife for sun worshippers keen to fly and flop in the Canaries, with the first flight taking to the skies from October 21.

From October 29 Heathrow services to ever popular sun spots Palma, Malaga and Palermo will go from summer-only to year-round, while three flights a week from Gatwick to Paphos will also operate throughout the winter months.

For those wanting to head to cooler climes and celebrate Christmas early, the airline is also launching a four-per-week service to Nuremburg. From November 30, 2017 until January 7, 2018 customers will be able to fly direct from Gatwick to the Bavarian city.

Sean Doyle, British Airways' director of network and alliances, said: "Our flights to European sunshine destinations are proving incredible popular with customers, which is why we are laying on even more flights to cope with the extra demand for seats.

“Guaranteed sunshine, idyllic beaches and charming villages make Tenerife an ideal holiday choice all year round, while the Christmas markets in Nuremburg are considered some of the best in the world, so we're pleased to be able to offer such a diverse range of places to fly to."

Families and holiday-makers looking to soak up some culture with a city break will also have more choice this winter with an additional weekly service from Gatwick to Vienna, Tirana and Marrakech.

Skiers wanting slope off to Turin and Geneva from Gatwick will also benefit from an additional weekly service on both routes. The extra flights come on top of recently announced new winter ski routes to Turin and Grenoble from Heathrow. 

For further information on things to do in Tenerife, then please visit www.webtenerife.co.uk.

Heathrow

Airport code

City

Current frequency

New frequency

Day of the week departure

Terminal

PMI

Palma, Spain

0

4

Tues, Weds, Thurs, Sat

5

AGP

Malaga, Spain

0

4

Weds, Thurs, Sat, Sun

5

PMO

Palermo, Italy

0

2

Fri, Sun

3

TFS

Tenerife, Spain

0

1

Sat

5

 

 

Gatwick

Airport code

City

Current frequency

New frequency

Day of the week departure

PFO

Paphos, Cyprus

0

3

Mon, Thurs, Sun

NUE

Nuremberg, Germany

0

4 (for 5 weeks)

Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sun

VIE

Vienna, Austria

4

5

Mon, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sun

TIA

Tirana, Albania

6

7

Daily

RAK

Marrakech, Morocco

7

8

Daily

TRN

Turin, Italy

13

14

Twice daily

GVA

Geneva, Switzerland

20

21

Two per day M-F, five on Saturdays, six on Sundays