British Airways launches route to Kos from Gatwick

British Airways has announced the launch of a new seasonal route to the Greek island of Kos. The airline will run a thrice weekly service to the island, operating on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays with BA’s fleet of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft.

British Airways previously operated its summer flight to Kos from Heathrow, however the service was pulled late last year. The route is set to resume on 15 May and will run through to 26 October 2019, though will now operate from London Gatwick Airport.

Seats are available to book on ba.com from today, with fares starting from £70 one-way in Euro Traveller and £222 in Club Europe.

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.

“From Gatwick we fly to more than 50 short-haul destinations and 70 long-haul and our wider network continues to expand as we add in new routes designed to appeal to both leisure and business customers.”

Short-haul growth at Gatwick

British Airways is 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 commencing 16 November.

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

With the addition of the Kos route, the airline will operate to 12 destinations in Greece; Athens, Santorini, Rhodes, Skiathos, Thessaloniki, Zante, Mykonos, Kefalonia, Kalamata, Crete and Corfu.