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British Airways announces return of Malaga flights to London Gatwick


British Airways flights to the popular Spanish city of Malaga have returned to Gatwick Airport.

The flights have now moved back from Heathrow and have doubled in frequency, with up to four daily flights on selected days. This will increase to 27 flights a week from June 2011.

Malaga is the gateway to the southern Spanish sun resorts and the daily flights are timed to give customers maximum flexibility when making their travel plans.

As well as its title of golf capital of Spain the region is also renowned for its wine and olive oil, beautiful beaches, luxury resorts, nature reserves and landmarks and museums.

The Malaga flights last operated from Gatwick in summer 2009.

Colm Lacy, British Airways head of commercial Gatwick, said: "We are delighted to be increasing the number of flights to Malaga from 14 services a week and moving the flight back from Heathrow to Gatwick. Malaga is an important route for our customers and we are delighted to add it to the excellent shorthaul network we have at Gatwick.

“With 29 destinations across Europe, British Airways Gatwick provides our customers with choice of destinations from sea and sand holidays in Thessaloniki to romantic breaks in Venice, wine tasting in Bordeaux or take in some comedy and culture at the Edinburgh festival.”

British Airways offers a wide range of hotels suitable for all types of city breaks in Malaga. Alternatively, Malaga is the perfect gateway to Spain’s beautiful Andalucia region.

Avis car rental in Malaga is available with British Airways and offers customers the flexibility of a fly-drive holiday to suit their holiday tastes.

British Airways operates to a total of 47 domestic, shorthaul and worldwide destinations perfect for Florida and holidays in the Caribbean from Gatwick and carries over four and a half million customers a year through the airport. British Airways is increasing frequency on some of its Caribbean routes this summer and is also increasing flights to Pisa from seven to 14 a week. In November this year, the airline is also planning to move its flights to Mauritius from Heathrow to Gatwick.

About British Airways:
British Airways offers a wide range of holiday experiences around the world to complement its flight network - with European city breaks, beach holidays in Mauritius, hotels from value two star hotels through to luxury five star resorts, Avis car hire and as well as a wide range of experiences in-resort from city tours through to transfers. Customers can save time and money with when booking ATOL protected holiday packages utilising flight+hotel or flight+car (ATOL number is 5985). Passengers are offered added peace of mind to their holiday plans and the security of travelling with British Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to exceed customers’ expectations, both in terms of the value for money and quality of the service provided.

For further British Airways / British Airways Holidays Ltd media information please contact:
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