More Morocco as British Airways Launches New Route From Heathrow

Bustling souks, desert landscapes and striking sunsets are set to get even closer this winter as British Airways launches a new direct service to Marrakech from Heathrow.

The airline has announced it will be adding a new four-per-week service from Terminal 5 to the Moroccan holiday hotspot from October 28, 2018.

During the winter season customers will be able to fly direct from British Airways’ London-hub, with services taking off on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays; offering holidaymakers the perfect excuse to escape for a sunshine weekend break.

The airline already flies from Gatwick to Marrakech eight times a week with a number of different flight times allowing customers to choose a travel time that suits them best.

Sean Doyle, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “Marrakech adds another exciting destination to our leisure network at Heathrow and is a fantastic starting point to explore Morocco; from trekking in the Atlas Mountains to discovering the amazing deserts and beaches and soaking up the atmosphere of the many medinas. Marrakech is one of the key tourism destinations in north Africa, so we’re excited to serve it from two of our London airports.”

Return fares start from £132 in Euro Traveller and £332 in Club Europe, and customers can choose to cut the cost of flights by using Avios part payment. They can pick from a range of savings by destination and cabin while still collecting Avios and Tier Points on their bookings.

The airline is also increasing the number of flights it operates to other firm-favourite city break destinations from Heathrow this winter, with more flights to Prague (27 to 34 per week), Budapest (20 to 23 per week) and Barcelona (46 to 53 per week), as well as increasing the frequency to winter sun destinations such as Gibraltar (9 to 13 per week), Larnaca (7 to 10 per week) and Malaga (4 to 6 per week).

British Airways recently added Nashville to its long-haul network from Heathrow and travellers wanting to head further afield this winter have a new destination: the South African city of Durban with the start of a direct service from Terminal 5.

From October 29 holidaymakers will be able to surf their heart out along the Golden Mile, explore the lush green garden province and enjoy golden sun kissed beaches with three direct flights a week to the spectacular South African city

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

For those looking to soak up the souks, British Airways Holidays has the following packages on offer:

·British Airways Holidays offers four nights at the 3* Le Caspien Hotel, from £279per person, travelling June 1 – June 17. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from London Gatwick and accommodation with breakfast. Book by June 04. For reservations visit ba.com/marrakech or call 0344 493 0125.

·British Airways Holidays offers four nights at the 5* Four Seasons Resort Marrakech, from £709 per person, travelling June 1 – June 14. Includes Euro Traveller return flights from London Gatwick and accommodation with breakfast. Book by June 04. For reservations visit ba.com/marrakech or call 0344 493 0125.

Timetable

Day of operation Outbound (LHR-RAK)
Flight Number Local Departure Time Local Arrival Time Aircraft
Thursday BA668 10:00 13:25 A320
Friday BA668 09:25 12:50 A320
Saturday BA668 10:05 13:30 A320
Sunday BA668 11:05 14:30 A320

Day of operation Inbound (RAK-LHR)
Flight Number Local Departure Time Local Arrival Time Aircraft
Thursday BA669 14:10 17:35 A320
Friday BA669 13:50 17:15 A320
Saturday BA669 14:15 17:40 A320
Sunday BA669 15:15 18:40 A320

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