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Article from BTNews 22 NOVEMBER 2021

BA United States return

Following the recent reopening of US borders for Brits, Tampa, Florida, last week gained the distinction of being British Airways’ first transatlantic true holiday flight in the new era.

BA is planning on operating to 23 US airports this winter, more than any other transatlantic carrier, with 246 flights a week from January. As well as Tampa and Orlando from Gatwick, services to Nashville and New Orleans will restart in December from Heathrow.

Tampa will operate three times a week. BA resumed flights from Gatwick to popular family holiday-hotspot Orlando on Friday 19 November. This is the first time the airline has operated to these US destinations since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020.

The airline’s A380s will also touch down in the US once again, with the double decker due to start operating to Miami from Heathrow from 5 December, Los Angeles from 9 December and Dallas from 27 March.

Claire Bentley, Managing Director of British Airways Holidays, said: “Orlando and Tampa are among our most popular destinations, so we know how much our customers are looking forward to heading back. Florida is such a diverse state, so whether it's a relaxing beach holiday, a theme park adventure or an epic road trip, there's something for every traveller. In addition, we're offering a wide range of British Airways Holidays deals to suit every budget.”

British Airways Holidays has a number of holiday and fly-drive packages to Florida.

www.ba.com/en-gb/flights-and-holidays/holidays

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