British Airways will start a new direct Airbus A320 route this winter to Marrakech in Morocco from London’s Heathrow Airport.
The airline will fly four times a week from the airport’s Terminal 5 to the Moroccan holiday hotspot from 28 October, 2018.
During the winter season customers will be able to fly direct from British Airways’ London-hub, with services taking off on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The airline already flies from London Gatwick Airport to Marrakech eight times a week with a number of different flight times allowing customers to choose a travel time that suits them best.
British Airways’ director of network and alliances, Sean Doyle said: “Marrakech adds another exciting destination to our leisure network at Heathrow and is a fantastic starting point to explore Morocco; from trekking in the Atlas Mountains to discovering the amazing deserts and beaches and soaking up the atmosphere of the many medinas.
“Marrakech is one of the key tourism destinations in North Africa, so we’re excited to serve it from two of our London airports.”
The airline is also increasing the number of flights it operates from Heathrow this winter, with more flights to Prague (27 to 34 per week), Budapest (20 to 23 per week) and Barcelona (46 to 53 per week), as well as increasing the frequency to winter sun destinations such as Gibraltar (nine to 13 per week), Larnaca (seven to 10 per week) and Malaga (four to six per week).
British Airways recently added Nashville to its long-haul network from Heathrow and travellers wanting to head further afield this winter have a new destination: the South African city of Durban with the start of a direct service from Terminal 5 from 29 October.
These new routes come as British Airways rolls out a £4.5 billion, five-year customer investment plan, with a focus on excellence in the premium cabins and more choice and quality for all its customers.