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British Airways unveils first of its kind summer holiday sale promising huge savings

British Airways is looking to the future by unveiling its a summer sale on some of its most lusted-after holiday destinations one year in advance for the first time ever. The airline is now offering customers the change to bag a deal early to 12 of it’s most popular destinations as part of its package holiday offering.

Available dates span throughout summer 2021 and right into Autumn 2021.

Destinations on offer range from deluxe short-haul retreats, including Crete and Corfu, to exotic long-haul hotspots in the Caribbean.

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Travellers can jet off to Kos, Crete, Corfu, Halkidiki, Paphos and Malaga in Europe.

For those looking to go further afield, deals include Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia, Cancun, Mauritius and Orlando.

Holidays start from £25 per person return on flights or £199 per person return on flight and hotel packages for some destinations.

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British Airways has launched its holiday sale a year in advance (Image: Getty Images)

Holiday packages include ATOL protection, as well as 23kg of checked baggage per person and free lounge access on select holidays purchased as part of the flash sale.

British Airways promising low deposits, starting at £75 per person, with the option to pay in instalments rather than in one lump sum.

For added flexibility, the British-flag bearing airline is also extending its payment window right up to three weeks prior to departure.

However, hopeful holidaymakers will have to act fast if they want to snap up a deal. The sale ends on July 23.

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“We have seen an increased level of interest for 2021 holidays in recent weeks; no doubt our customers are eager to plan ahead and book a well-deserved break,” said Claire Bentley, managing director of British Airways Holidays.

“We are delighted that we can now offer our customers a range of holiday options for later next year.

“The 12 destinations available are some of our most popular leisure breaks and we hope that this choice will give our customers the confidence to book their summer trip and get a holiday in the diary to look forward to.

“We always set high standards for the service we provide and vow to take great care of our customers, all the way from booking to landing home.

“From offering expert advice, to flexible booking options, to 24-hour helpline support if plans change or the unexpected happens, we promise to always be there.”

All of the available deals can be purchased on the British Airways holiday website.

Following the coronavirus outbreak, British Airways is among many airlines to be enhancing its hygiene and safety standards to keep customers feeling safe while flying.

Passengers are required to wear a face mask when flying, which should be changed every four hours.

England’s Quarantine-free travel list (Image: DX)

Cabin crew will also wear face masks.

Furthermore, once onboard, passengers will be given a “personal protection pack” comprising of an antibacterial wipe and hand sanitiser gel.

Not only are aircraft now undergoing heightened cleaning regimes, but British Airways further assures its hotel partners have also taken on an “extra safety” commitment.

“We have asked all our accommodation partners to sign up to our new COVID-19 minimum standards, created in line with World Health Organisation guidance, to ensure you can enjoy your holiday safe,” says a statement on the British Airways website.

Travellers will also be given a personal protection.

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