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British Airways: Airline reveals new flight destinations this month in boost for holidays

British Airways (BA), the UK’s flag carrier, has announced it will be adding flights to 17 destinations this month. The new destinations include British favourites such as Italy, France and Turkey. The news will be welcome for British holidaymakers who were left devastated after Spain, the Canary Islands and the Balearics were removed from the UK’s “air bridge” list.

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This means that anyone travelling to the UK from Spain – including Britons returning from holiday – will have to isolate for 14 days.

Despite the impact of coronavirus on the travel industry, flights from various airlines have continued this summer.

BA has said it will continue to operate its routes even if on a “low frequency”.

Some of the destinations on the list include Bodrum in Turkey and Lyon and Bordeaux in France.

READ MORE: Spain holidays: FCO issues major travel update

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British Airways: Airline reveals new flight destinations for August in boost for holidays (Image: GETTY)

British Airways: The new destinations include British favourites such as Italy, France and Turkey (Image: GETTY)

Alex Cruz, British Airways chairman and chief executive, said that travellers can change or cancel their booking free of charge if they wish to.

He said: “We know people want to be able to book with confidence, so we’ve introduced a range of flexible booking options to set their minds at rest, such as being able to change a booking free of charge or cancel and receive a voucher for travel at a later date.”

Other destinations on the list include Antigua in the Caribbean.

British Airways is offering flights to Nice in France for £31 each way from London in September.

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They are also offering flights to Split in Croatia from £41 each way from London in September.

Some of their last minute deals include Crete from £62 each way, Corfu for £37 each way and Italy from £36 each way.

There are also some European beach holidays on offer for keen travellers.

From £259 per person for seven days, including flights, tourists could enjoy a holiday in Palermo in Sicily.

British Airways: Other destinations on the list include Antigua in the Caribbean (Image: GETTY)

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The deal includes a room in a hotel in the heart of Palermo.

Here’s the full list of the destinations BA are resuming flights to.

Antigua

Bari

Bastia

Bodrum

Bordeaux

Catania

Figari

Frankfurt

Genoa

Islamabad

Kefalonia

Lyon

Luxembourg

Malta

Nairobi

Paphos

Pula

Before travelling abroad, tourists are encouraged to check the Foreign Office website for travel advice.

It is also important to check the country’s entry requirements.

Some countries are deemed safe to travel to by the FCO but require travellers to fill in forms on or before their arrival.

Other countries are asking Britons to isolate on their arrival.

It comes as the the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) revealed that 197 million jobs could be lost in the tourism sector after travel companies were forced to pause operations.

Global tourism 2020 (Image: EXPRESS)

The WTTC estimates that the UK could lose £142billion from tourism’s contribution to the UK’s GDP.

Gloria Guevara, WTTC President and CEO said: “It’s heartbreaking to see our worst fears coming true.

“The jobs and livelihoods of millions of people who work throughout the sector are disappearing by the day, despite our warning this could happen.

“However, we still have time to turn this around if we act together now as one and replace ineffective quarantines with comprehensive rapid testing, a worldwide accepted standard of contact tracing and widespread face mask usage.

“Employing the latest technology, combined with mass adoption of protective face coverings, will help restore confidence to the traveller.

Source Daily Express :: Travel Feed

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