British Airways Commences Flights to Cancun

By British Airways, PRNE
Tuesday, November 9, 2010

CRAWLEY, England, November 10, 2010 - British Airways flights to Mexico's most important tourist destination,
Cancun, took off for the first time at the start of November.

Customers checking in for the inaugural flight were given a taste of
Mexico ( with a
Mariachi band to send them on their way.

Flights to Cancun ( will
depart every Wednesday and Saturday from London Gatwick. Due to popular
demand, British Airways has already increased the original frequency to three
times a week from next summer.

The airline previously flew to Cancun between April 1998 and April 2002.

Richard Tams, head of BA UK & Ireland sales and marketing, said: "We're
delighted to be the only UK scheduled airline offering direct flights to
Cancun. With sweeping beaches, innovative parks, relaxing spas, sports on
land and sea, fabulous hotels and unique opportunities to explore the ancient
Mayan culture, the Yucatan peninsula truly offers something for everyone."

A Boeing 777 will serve the route, offering a choice of three cabins,
including BA's Club World business class with fully flat beds.

British Airways is offering a wide variety of holidays in Cancun
( to
suit all tastes and budgets. Customers can experience exceptional boutique
luxury at the 5 star Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya which offers 90
luxury beach suites that focus on wellness, serenity and romance, as well as
environmental responsibilities. Travellers can also stay at the 4.5 star
Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort and Spa, serenely placed on a secluded beach.
The comfortable and affordable oceanfront 3 star Holiday Inn Cancun Arenas,
located five minutes from downtown Cancun, is the ideal resort for couples
and families.

British Airways flies to domestic, European and longhaul destinations
from Gatwick.

Flights and holidays to Cancun are available on

About British Airways:

British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations -
including Caribbean holidays (,
hotels, flights, car rental and experiences. Customers can save time and
money with when booking ATOL protected holiday packages, ATOL number
is 5985. Passengers are offered added peace of mind to their holiday plans
and the security of travelling with British Airways. British Airways plc
constantly seeks to exceed customers' expectations, both in terms of the
value for money and quality of the service provided.

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