British Airways Starts New Flights to San Diego

By British Airways, PRNE
Thursday, June 2, 2011

CRAWLEY, England, June 3, 2011 -

British Airways is launching new daily flights to San Diego - its latest
Californian holiday hotspot, from June 1st. As the only airline flying
directly from Europe, the new route offers greater access to local markets
for business, as well as a popular leisure destination.

Richard Tams, British Airways' head of UK and Ireland sales, said:
"San Diego is very hip right now - it's often rated as the best place in
America to live and it's easy to see why. It offers beautiful beaches, a
bustling nightlife and a chilled out scene that make it very appealing all
year round."

The new route will provide a welcome opportunity for European
holidaymakers who are looking for holidays to San Diego ( with
its surfing and golf through to shopping and sightseeing as there are
activities for everyone.

In addition to the new flights, British Airways also offers a variety of
hotels in San Diego ( like
the 3* Mission Valley Resort which provides a wide range of facilities for
families, as does the 4* Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina which is part of
a $35 million renovation. Situated within San Diego's historic Gaslamp
Quarter, the 4* Hotel Solamar provides space to 'relax and create' with its
minibars stocked with art supplies. The 5* Grand Del Mar with its
championship golf course is a AAA Five Diamond resort which was named by
Conde Nast Traveller as one of The Worlds Best Places to Stay.

San Diego is famed for its 112 kilometres of sunny shores, abundant
outdoor recreational activities and average daily weather of 22 degrees.
There are many opportunities for travellers to go sightseeing in San Diego
( with animal
encounters at San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld or museums and attractions at Balboa
Park and a family holiday wouldn't be complete without a trip to Legoland.

Car hire in San Diego ( is
easy with British Airways' partnership with Avis, which means the new route
will open up further opportunities for fly-drives, being ideally located for
day trips to nearby Anaheim, home of Disneyland, as well as connections to
Los Angeles. Palm Springs is around two hours from San Diego by car.
Alternatively travellers can make a day trip to the breath taking Joshua Tree
National Park, or the picturesque mountain town of Idyllwild.

The new route comes as a result of the recent joint business agreement
with American Airlines and Iberia, enabling the airline to add more
frequencies to its network. Flights to San Diego ( will
depart daily from London Heathrow Terminal 5 on a three-class Boeing 777
offering Club World, World Traveller Plus and World Traveller.

About British Airways:

British Airways offers a wide range of holiday experiences around the
world to complement its flight network - with city breaks and beach holidays,
including hotels from value two star through to luxury five star resorts,
Avis car hire, and a wide range of tours.

Customers can save time and money with when booking ATOL (number
5985) protected holiday packages utilising flight+hotel or flight+car.
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.

For further British Airways / British Airways Holidays Ltd media
information please contact:

    Charlotte Lawrence
    Astral Towers
    Betts Way
    London Road
    RH10 9XA


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