NEWS British Airways flights return to Birmingham and Bristol

British Airways is to start flying from Birmingham and Bristol airports again with the launch of four new summer-only routes to popular European sunspots.

From May the airline will begin direct flights from both Birmingham and Bristol to the popular Spanish destinations of Malaga, Ibiza and Palma and to the Italian city of Florence.

They will operate on modern Embraer 190 jet aircraft, with spacious cabins and two abreast seating so every customer can have an aisle or window seat.

The new return flights from both airports will operate once a week at weekends.

British Airways last flew from Birmingham and Bristol in 2007 when the regional airline business was sold to Flybe.

Since then Vueling and Iberia Express, subsidiaries of British Airways’ parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), have started up services to Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante, Tenerife, Paris Orly and Madrid from Birmingham, while Aer Lingus has continued to operate to Dublin from Birmingham since 1984.

The news comes just a week after British Airways announced it is to resume European flights from Manchester Airport and increase destinations and frequencies from both London City and Stansted airports this summer.

Route Depart Arrive
Bristol-Florence 1.10pm 4.25pm
Florence- Bristol 11.05am 12.25pm
Bristol-Ibiza 3.25pm 6.50pm
Ibiza- Bristol 1.10pm 2.40pm
Bristol-Malaga 4pm 7.40pm
Malaga-Bristol 1.30pm 3.15pm
Bristol-Palma 4.30pm 7.55pm
Palma-Bristol 2.15pm 3.45pm


Route Depart Arrive
Birmingham-Florence 7.30pm 10.40pm
Florence-Birmingham 5.10pm 6.35pm
Birmingham-Ibiza 10.10pm 1.45am
Ibiza-Birmingham 7.50pm 9.25pm
Birmingham-Malaga 11.05pm 2.55am
Malaga-Birmingham 8.25pm 10.20pm
Birmingham-Palma 11pm 2.30am
Palma-Birmingham 8.40pm 10.15pm