Customers can start plotting their Greek escape now as British Airways launches a new route to the island of Kos.

Seats are available to book from 18 September 2018 with flights operating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 15 May to 26 October 2019. Fares start from £70 one-way in Euro Traveller and £222 in Club Europe. Customers can choose to cut the cost of flights by using Avios part payment and pick from a range of savings by destination and cabin while still collecting Avios and Tier Points on their bookings.

Adam Carson, British Airways Managing Director for Gatwick, said: “Greece is incredibly popular with our customers so we’re excited to add another sunshine route to our growing network, giving holidaymakers even more choice of destinations at competitively low prices. We fly to more than 50 shorthaul and 70 longhaul destinations from Gatwick and our wider network continues to expand as we add in new routes designed to appeal to both leisure and business customers.”

The airline is also increasing the number of flights it operates from Gatwick to other city break destinations this winter, with more flights to Palma, Turin, Geneva, Lanzarote and Malaga and a new service to Cologne taking off from 16 November.

These new routes come as British Airways rolls out a £4.5 billion, five-year customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all its customers.

The airline operates to 11 destinations in Greece; Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Skiathos, Thessaloniki, Zante, Mykonos, Kefalonia, Kalamata, Crete and Corfu. Kos flights will be served by a mixture of A319 and A320 aircraft from Gatwick’s South Terminal.