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British Airways Boost Popular Ski Destinations With Extra Flights

May 25, 2012

HARMONDSWORTH, England, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

British Airways has announced it is increasing flights to two of its popular European
ski destinations from Gatwick next winter.

From December 18, flights to Turin in Italy will increase to 10 a week and flights to
Salzburg in Austria will increase to five a week, as both cities are popular destinations
for ski holidays
[http://www.britishairways.com/travel/ski-holidays/public/en_gb?redirect=RD_ski ]. The
extra return service to Turin will operate on a Sunday and extra return services to
Salzburg will operate on Thursday and Saturday.

Fares include on-line check in and seat selection up to 24 hours before departure, a
generous 23 kg checked-in luggage allowance plus a piece of hand luggage and a laptop or
handbag, and no debit card fees.

British Airways offer fly-drives to Turin for customers wanting the freedom to
discover the region’s lakes and mountains, as well as the popular Via Lattea and its many
ski resorts.

Tourists can combine a ski holiday with a stay in Turin to see the Piazza Castello
square, armoury and art museums, royal palaces and churches. The Baroque palaces built by
the House of Savoy are also impressive attractions for tourists wanting to learn more
about Northern Italy’s rich history and culture.

Additionally, after working up an appetite from a day of skiing, Turin has many fine
restaurants to sample.

Fly-drive packages are also available in Salzburg, making the surrounding, picturesque
Alpine countryside more accessible. The Alps boast a number of world-class resorts that
are easily reached with a car rental from Salzburg.

The region is world famous as the setting for the classic musical ‘The Sound of
Music’, with Anif Palace, Lake Wolfgang and St. Gilgen easily accessible by car. In
addition to skiing nearby, visitors to Salzburg often enjoy touring the filming spots of
this award-winning musical, either on their own or through organised tours.

Additionally, the Werfen Ice Caves are a dazzling natural spectacle only 36 km from
Salzburg. The largest ice caves in the world can be accessed by a cable car that leads up
to the mountain entrance, 40 km high.

Sophie McKinstrie, British Airways Gatwick, said: “These routes are already very
popular with winter travellers and skiers in particular, so we have taken the opportunity
to boost our winter schedule with the extra flights.”

Low one-way winter fares are available to Turin and Salzburg on http://www.ba.com

About British Airways:

British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations – including holiday
in Barbados [http://www.britishairways.com/travel/holidays-in-barbados/public/en_gb ],
holidays in New York
[http://www.britishairways.com/travel/holidays-in-new-york/public/en_gb ], Copenhagen
flights [http://www.britishairways.com/travel/flights-to-copenhagen/public/en_gb ] and
Brisbane flights [http://www.britishairways.com/travel/flights-to-brisbane/public/en_gb ].
It also arranges hotels, car rental with Avis and holiday 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

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