British Airways to add four new routes in Eastern Europe

Published on : Wednesday, April 28, 2021

British Airways recently announced that it has decided to add four new short-haul routes to Wroclaw (WRO) and Gdansk (GDN) in Poland, Riga (RIX) in Latvia and Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) in Romania. The routes will add breadth to the airline’s schedule and will operate from the beginning of July, running throughout summer.


All flights will be served from Heathrow, with Wroclaw operating twice a week, and Gdansk, Riga and Cluj-Napoca operating three times a week. All flights will be operated by British Airways’ short-haul Airbus fleet. Wroclaw is known for its beautiful architecture and array of stunning bridges and islands that cross the Odra River. Gdansk, on the Baltic Sea, offers fine museums, a dominating church building and a beautiful old city.


Riga, the largest of all three Baltic capital cities, houses a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is known for its Art Nouveau style buildings. Cluj-Napoca, or simply Cluj, is Romania’s second largest city and often described as a cultural hub. British Airways last operated flights to Riga in 2007, and flew briefly to Gdansk between 1999 and the early-2000s. The airline has never served the other two airports.


Neil Chernoff, Director of Network and Alliances, British Airways said in a statement  that it is great to be launching new routes as the airline listen to customers and assess where they want to travel. He mentioned that the four new destinations will be popular with people visiting friends and relatives, but they also offer great city breaks, when the time is right, with flights that head out just before the weekend and return on Sunday.


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