New BA flights from Gatwick and Heathrow

BA flights

BA is launching more flights from both Gatwick and Heathrow – including to Salzburg where classic movie The Sound of Music was filmed 50 years ago.

They will fly twice a week to the Austrian city from Heathrow from December 5. The second new destination from the airport is to Reykjavik in Iceland, three times a week from October 25.

Flights are on sale from today, May 7. BA will have now launched flights to 20 new destinations, eight being from Heathrow.

Lynne Embleton of BA said: “These two new routes will be a great addition to our ever expanding short-haul network. Reykjavik is a new destination for us, and customers will now have the convenience of flying from Heathrow as well as Gatwick to Salzburg.”

Both cities are famous for film and music. Reykjavik was also used as a backdrop for popular series Game of Thrones and Salzburg was, of course, home  the Von Trapp family in the classic film The Sound of Music.

Scenes were filmed at Salzburg’s Felsenreitschule (festival concert), Nonnberg Abbey, Mirabell Palace Gardens, Residence Fountain, and on various streets throughout the Altstadt (Old Town) area of the city.

The three times a week service to Reykjavik will operate from Heathrow . The twice-weekly service to Salzburg will operate on Saturday and Sunday.

Flights to Reykjavik, on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, start from £86 return and to Salzburg on Saturday and Sunday from £78 return.

If you want winter sun, from October 27 to the end of March, additional seats will be up for grabs on seven extra flights a week to Funchal, Faro, Seville and Turin.