Thursday, 2 February 2017

British Airways to Skiathos (3) ...

A happy ending ...

After a chorus of, 'its never going to happen' and 'you must be mistaken' the flights crept silently onto the BA website overnight.

Certainly there seems to be  lot of interest, which is keeping the prices high on some of the dates. It will be interesting to see if prices drop once the interested, are separated from the actually very interested.

It seems the flights are just covering the peak holiday period - school holidays. They will operate from 26th June until 5th September. Flights will be on a Monday, Tuesday and a Wednesday departing London City airport at 07:10am and arriving at Skiathos at 12:30pm.

Price wise they seem to be in the Thomas Cook/Thomson price bracket. You get 23kg luggage allowance and can opt to go with cabin baggage only cheaper if you have a bag that fits their size requirements with no weight restriction,

You get the advantage of taking off from one very short runway (LCY), and landing on another that used to be a rather short runway (JSI).

Seems they are testing the water with the trip, after all the other Greek flights run for a much longer period ...

But its extra seats and competition, at least for those who do not want to be restricted to the package market. That can only be good for the islanders, and the folks that stay with friends ...

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British Airways to Skiathos (2) ...
British Airways to Skiathos ...


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