Following the announcement that Britons are likely to be able to get a summer holiday this year after all, British Airways has added new services to holiday destinations for June and July onwards, saying the new services are in response to overwhelming interest from its customers.

The 26 additional weekly frequencies will include destinations across Greece, the Canary Islands and Turkey to popular holiday hot spots including Corfu, Kos, Paphos, Rhodes, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Bodrum.

The newly established flights to Greece and the Canary Islands will be available to book from Tuesday 11 May for travel between 21 June and 5 September over the peak summer period. Bodrum in Turkey will also be available to fly to from 18 July 2021.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways Director of Networks and Alliances said: “It’s clear Britons are hoping that their favourite destinations will be open by the time summer comes. We want to provide them with access to book seats to the places they love to help them get away, and trust that if they can’t travel, we will be there for them with incredible flexibility to make changes to their bookings.”

British Airways is currently flying to 27 shorthaul destinations, including 112 holiday hotspots for the peak of the summer period.