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British Airways Launches New Algiers Flights From London Gatwick

April 10, 2012

HARMONDSWORTH, England, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

British Airways has launched a new service to Algiers from London Gatwick, which will
commence from the start of the summer schedule.

Flights to Algiers will move from Heathrow to Gatwick with seven flights a week.
Algeria’s capital city, Algiers mixes past with present with 17th-century mosques and
Ottoman-style palaces in the hilltop Kasbah city with a Mediterranean harbour. British
Airways offer hotels in the city, including the beach front Sheraton Club des Pins Resort
and Towers and the Hilton Alger, which is set among pines over looking the bay.

Algiers is one of five routes to North Africa offered by British Airways, the others
being Cairo in Egypt, Tripoli, Marrakech and Tunis.

The year-round service will operate on Boeing 737 jets, and roundtrip flights to
London [http://www.britishairways.com/travel/flights-to-london/public/en_gb ] are
available to book on http://www.ba.com.The fares are all inclusive, offering passengers
free online check-in and seat selection up to 24 hours before departure, a 23 kg
checked-in luggage allowance, plus two pieces of hand baggage, and no debit card fees.

In addition to the new service to Algiers, British Airways customers can also enjoy
the luxury of flying in First Class on the airline’s new long haul service to Moscow. The
start of the summer season also sees addition of long haul flights from Heathrow to New
York JFK, Johannesburg, Miami, Hong Kong and Riyadh.

British Airways’ partner Iberia will also move its eight daily services from Heathrow
to Madrid into Terminal 5 from Terminal 3, for the first time. This terminal move will
allow customers better access to more destinations, and a smoother transfer experience at
Heathrow between British Airways and Iberia flights.

Other changes at Heathrow have resulted in additional short haul flights to popular
destinations such as Barcelona, Brussels, Bologna, Rome, Hamburg, Paris Orly, Prague,
Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester.

Three new leisure routes, to Mahon in Menorca, Angers in the Loire Valley and Quimper
in Brittany, will also start from London City Airport, resulting in a total of 21
destinations in the UK, Europe and USA being served from the docklands airport.


About British Airways:

British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations – including flights
to Boston [http://www.britishairways.com/travel/flights-to-boston/public/en_gb ], city
breaks in Paris [http://www.britishairways.com/travel/city-breaks-paris/public/en_gb ] and
flights to Delhi [http://www.britishairways.com/travel/flights-to-delhi/public/en_gb ], as
well as hotels, car rental with Avis and experiences. Customers can save time and money
with ba.com when booking ATOL protected holiday packages, ATOL number is 5985. 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.

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