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British Airways announces new Cancun route


British Airways has announced that it is to start flights to Cancun, Mexico’s most important tourist destination with two direct flights a week from London Gatwick from November 2010.

Flights to Cancun, Mexico, will depart every Wednesday and Saturday in London Gatwick at 12.45pm, arriving at 5.45pm local time and will return the same day at 7.15pm, arriving at 10.15am the following day.

A Boeing 777 will serve the route, offering a choice of three cabins, including BA’s Club World business class with fully flat beds.

Richard Tams, head of UK & Ireland sales and marketing, said: “We’re delighted to be the only UK scheduled airline offering direct flights to Cancun. It is the perfect addition to our Gatwick longhaul premium leisure network. As well as offering upmarket internationally recognised luxury hotels, unspoilt beaches and award winning golf courses and spas, it is also the gateway to the Yucatan Peninsula with its Mayan ruins and ancient history.”

To celebrate the arrival of the new flights to Mexico, British Airways is offering holidays in Cancun to suit all tastes and budgets with the launch of the new leisure route. Customers can experience unlimited luxury at the 4.5 star Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort and Spa, serenely placed in a secluded, picture perfect beach. Or, just five minutes from the ancient Mayan City of Tulum, located on one of the most unique sugary white sandy beaches is the 5 star Dreams Tulum Resort and Spa. The comfortable oceanfront 3 star Holiday Inn Cancun Arenas, five minutes from downtown Cancun, is the ideal resort for couples and families.

British Airways previously flew to Cancun between April 1998 and April 2002.

British Airways operates to 42 domestic, European and longhaul destinations from Gatwick including the Caribbean and Florida. The airline carries more than three million customers a year through the airport. BA regularly outperforms all other Gatwick carriers to turn in punctuality levels of more than 90 per cent.

Flights and holidays to Cancun are on sale now.

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