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British Airways commences flights to Cancun


British Airways flights to Mexico’s most important tourist destination, Cancun, took off for the first time at the start of November.

Customers checking in for the inaugural flight were given a taste of Mexico with a Mariachi band to send them on their way.

Flights to Cancun will depart every Wednesday and Saturday from London Gatwick. Due to popular demand, British Airways has already increased the original frequency to three times a week from next summer.

The airline previously flew to Cancun between April 1998 and April 2002.

Richard Tams, head of BA UK & Ireland sales and marketing, said: “We’re delighted to be the only UK scheduled airline offering direct flights to Cancun. With sweeping beaches, innovative parks, relaxing spas, sports on land and sea, fabulous hotels and unique opportunities to explore the ancient Mayan culture, the Yucatan peninsula truly offers something for everyone.”

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

British Airways is offering a wide variety of holidays in Cancun to suit all tastes and budgets. Customers can experience exceptional boutique luxury at the 5 star Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya which offers 90 luxury beach suites that focus on wellness, serenity and romance, as well as environmental responsibilities. Travellers can also stay at the 4.5 star Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort and Spa, serenely placed on a secluded beach. The comfortable and affordable oceanfront 3 star Holiday Inn Cancun Arenas, located five minutes from downtown Cancun, is the ideal resort for couples and families.

British Airways flies to domestic, European and longhaul destinations from Gatwick.

Flights and holidays to Cancun are available on

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