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NEW ROUTES: Wroclaw, Gdansk, Riga and Cluj-Napoca from LHR

NEW ROUTES: Wroclaw, Gdansk, Riga and Cluj-Napoca from LHR

Old Apr 27, 21, 5:03 am
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NEW ROUTES: Wroclaw, Gdansk, Riga and Cluj-Napoca from LHR

British Airways has today announced four new short-haul routes to Wroclaw (WRO) and Gdansk (GDN) in Poland, Riga (RIX) in Latvia and Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) in Romania.

The routes add breadth to the airline’s schedule and will operate from the beginning of July, running throughout summer. All flights will be served from Heathrow, with Wroclaw operating twice a week, and Gdansk, Riga and Cluj-Napoca operating three times a week. Flights operate on days that work perfectly for those visiting friends and relatives for a long weekend as well as those in search of an exciting city break (full schedule in Notes to Editors).

Return fares start from £83 to Wroclaw, £85 to Gdansk, £94 to Riga, and £95 to Cluj, and customers can book from today via ba.com. Customers benefit from British Airways’ flexible booking policy, offering customers no change fees or a voucher exchange for bookings made for travel before the end of April 2022, giving customers a large variety of options should their plans change.

Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network and Alliances, said: “It’s great to be launching new routes as we listen to our customers and assess where they want to travel. We know these four new destinations will be popular with people visiting friends and relatives, but they also offer great city breaks, when the time is right, with flights that head out just before the weekend and return on Sunday.”

All flights will be operated by British Airways’ short-haul Airbus fleet.

Wroclaw is known for its beautiful architecture and array of stunning bridges and islands that cross the Odra River. Gdansk, on the Baltic Sea, offers fine museums, a dominating church building and a beautiful old city. Riga, the largest of all three Baltic capital cities, houses a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is known for its Art Nouveau style buildings. Cluj-Napoca, or simply Cluj, is Romania’s second largest city and often described as a cultural hub. British Airways last operated flights to Riga in 2007, and flew briefly to Gdansk between 1999 and the early-2000s. The airline has never served the other two airports.

The flights complement an already strong British Airways network to most of these countries with regular flights scheduled to Krakow and Warsaw in Poland, and Bucharest in Romania.

Alongside today’s new routes, British Airways will also launch a new summer service to Perugia on 28 June. This was due to start in 2020 but was delayed due to the impact of the pandemic.

British Airways has introduced a range of safety measures and partnerships to make the travel experience simple, safe and enjoyable during and after the pandemic. These include partnerships with cleaning brand Dettol, testing providers Randox and Qured, and mobile travel health app VeriFly.
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Old Apr 27, 21, 5:06 am
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Wroclaw, Poland, WRO

1 Jul – 26 Sep

Thurs, Sun

BA5223

0735-1045

1135-1245

£83

Gdansk, Poland, GDN

2 Jul – 26 Sep

Wed, Fri, Sun

BA5323

1600-1910

2000-2115

£85

Riga, Latvia, RIX

2 Jul – 26 Sep

Wed, Fri, Sun

BA3801

1500-1940

2030-2115

£94

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, CLJ

2 Jul – 26 Sep

Wed, Fri, Sun

BA5367

0700-1150

1240-1340

£95
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Old Apr 27, 21, 5:19 am
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Interesting, as Sean Doyle said in an interview recently, in the short to medium term focusing on where people want to fly, more than ever and reacting to that. Should be pretty strong VFR traffic on these routes leaving them less susceptible to trends on holiday destinations and entry requirements putting people off going to a destination.
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Old Apr 27, 21, 5:19 am
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They’re strange flight numbers (BA3*** and BA5***) and odd routes, but I guess it’s all about VFR and point to point traffic. Cluj will also face direct competition from Blue Air at LHR.
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Old Apr 27, 21, 5:45 am
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Interesting - is Riga 80tps? if so i hear DO?
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Old Apr 27, 21, 5:58 am
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Cracking routes. I really fancy Riga and Gdansk (again)
Cluj is also up there


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All 40 TP routes (sadly)
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Old Apr 27, 21, 6:11 am
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Originally Posted by BAeuro View Post
They’re strange flight numbers (BA3*** and BA5***) and odd routes, but I guess it’s all about VFR and point to point traffic. Cluj will also face direct competition from Blue Air at LHR.
The flight numbers have been announced incorrectly for some reason.

The correct ones are:

CLJ: BA536/537
GDN: BA532/533
RIX: BA380/381
WRO: BA522/523
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Old Apr 27, 21, 6:14 am
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If the US opens up, the CLJ route is a big win for Transylvanians, no more *A monopoly in the region.
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Old Apr 27, 21, 6:15 am
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Yes, it looks like a missing forward slash between the third and fourth digits
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Old Apr 27, 21, 6:29 am
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Just need to find out how easy a B2B will be
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Old Apr 27, 21, 6:30 am
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This is good news, I've had Gdansk and Wroklaw on my radar for quite a while now.
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Old Apr 27, 21, 6:32 am
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Riga and Gdańsk (very) old Gatwick routes.... ?
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Old Apr 27, 21, 6:46 am
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Riga and Wroclaw are fantastic destinations for a weekend break.
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Old Apr 27, 21, 6:52 am
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Originally Posted by Skipcool3 View Post
Riga and Gdańsk (very) old Gatwick routes.... ?
RIX moved to LHR at some stage. I flew it on an A321 ~2006 into LHR T4.
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Old Apr 27, 21, 6:54 am
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Oh, I do like Riga! I'm having a look at that. Might find myself a nice RFS?
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