British Airways winter sports lovers will be spoilt for choice this winter, with another two new ski routes launching from Heathrow.
BA starts flying thrice weekly to Reykjavik in Iceland from October and twice a week to Salzburg in Austria, from December 5, a great boon for skiers as BA already serve the Sound of Music city from Gatwick too. Reykjavik, already a popular dance music destination, has excellent heli-skiing and has also provided a back drop for popular series Game of Thrones. Salzburg is at the centre of one of Europe’s finest ski regions – Zell am See Kaprun and Saalbach ski Circus - and is the famous home of the world-famous Von Trapp Family and even hosts a Sound of Music city tour.
The three times a week service to Reykjavik will operate from Heathrow on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The twice-weekly service to Salzburg will operate on Saturday and Sunday.
Flights to Reykjavik start from £86 return (hand-baggage only) and Salzburg is from £78 return (hand-baggage only) including taxes and charges.
British Airways flights include a generous free cabin baggage allowance, free on-line check-in, seat allocation and complimentary food and drink on board. And soon they are to start boarding passengers by seat number, a great idea.
Meanwhile EasyJet are also upping their services to Austria with flights from Gatwick to Friedrichshafen, on German’s Lake Constance, which cuts half an hour of the journey for skiers going to Austria and Eastern Switzerland. BA already flies there.