BA launches low fares promo

By KENNETH EHIGIATOR
As the summer holidays approach, British Airways has rolled out discounted fares across its World Traveller, World Traveller Plus and Club World cabins.

Tagged the “Big Holiday, Small Prices’ promo, the discount sale which ends on May 15, 2012 offers prices from as little as $269, excluding taxes and surcharges, from Lagos or Abuja to London.

According to BA’s Country Commercial Manager for Nigeria, Mr. Kola Olayinka, the promotion also extends to selected European and North American destinations.

He said fares to UK domestic destinations, other than London and Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Austria, Denmark, Czech Republic, start from $301.

“We are constantly looking for new ways to offer value to our customers,” Olayinka said. “The fares quoted are exclusive of all surcharges and taxes and are subject to availability, with the outbound travel period running from May 1 to June 14, 2012.

“We provide inclusive fares, not cheap-looking basic fares with a long list of add-ons. We provide free food and drinks, as well as a high free baggage allowance on all flights. We provide free seat selection within 24-hours of departure, and make no charge for bookings by debit card, and we fly to mainstream airports, close to the destination you want,” Olayinka said.

He said for those wishing to travel to the United States, World Traveller fares start from $549, adding that the choice of destinations includes New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco, among others.

According to him, the fares also apply to Canadian destinations such as Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.

The fare schedule indicated that World Traveller Plus, fares to London start from USD769, while customers travelling to selected locations in Europe and the US, would pay fares starting from $801 and $1,049 respectively.

The Club World (Business Class) seats to London are available from $2,160, while equivalent fares to selected locations in Europe and the North America start from $2,192 and $2,759 respectively.

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