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Saturday, 21 December 2019

A new way to get to gourmet hot spot San Sebastian

The Spanish city of San Sebastian is a global gourmet hot spot - and British Airways is launching flights to the Basque city direct from London City Airport in summer 2020.

When the twice-weekly service starts in July, it will be the fifth Spanish route operated by the British flag carrier from the Docklands airport, which can be easier to access than Heathrow or Gatwick. 

Rachel Riley, head of commercial affairs for British Airways at London City said: "The launch of this new route from London City will prove very popular with our leisure customers looking for new places to explore. 

"It will be the first time San Sebastian is served from London City and we are excited to offer our customers another easy getaway leaving from the heart of London."

British Airways is making further changes to its schedule from London City next summer with additional flights to Berlin, Florence, Glasgow, Manchester and Nice, TravelMole reported.

There will, however, be some frequency reductions to Geneva, Ibiza and Rotterdam.

The airline is also launching a new summer-only service from Glasgow to Palma in Majorca, and adding an extra weekly flight from Stansted to Florence. 

Budget airline EasyJet, meanwhile, is adding over 400,000 seats to flights next summer from various London airports with destinations across Turkey and the Canary Islands seeing the largest increases. 

The extra seats are available on Turkish routes including to Antalya, Dalaman, Bodrum and Izmir - where an extra 230,000 seats have been added.

EasyJet is the largest operator from London to Turkey's beach destinations. Return prices to Antalya start at £82 and £56 return to Bodrum next summer. Those fares appear ridiculously cheap for Australians and offer great side trips for any Australians visiting London.  

The addition flights follow easyJet's recent announcement of new summer routes to Enfidha in Tunisia and Tirana in Albania.

EasyJet UK country director Neil Slaven said: "Operating from London Gatwick, Luton, Stansted and Southend means we already offer customers flying to and from London an extensive range of destinations conveniently served across the city.

"The addition of these extra seats on some of the most popular routes is great news for those booking their summer holidays."

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