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The Minister of Tourism, Marlene Figueroa, has met with the Executive of the tour operator British Airways Holidays, Hannah Sheehan, to establish and develop lines of collaboration that allow the strengthening and expansion of regular air connectivity with the British market, one of Fuerteventura's main strategic commitments in regards to the upcoming winter.
Marlene Figueroa conveyed to the BA Holidays board the interest of the Tourist Board in consolidating the British Airways route that will begin operating at the beginning of November of this year while looking for a way to expand frequencies and also extend flights to every month of the year. Likewise, the bases have been established to maintain close collaboration between BA's tour operation subsidiary and the department responsible for Fuerteventura's tourism promotion.
The short-haul subsidiary of British Airways plans to begin operating from November 2, connecting London Gatwick (LGW) with Fuerteventura (FUE) twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, combining A320 and A321 aircraft with large capacity and including executive/business class. Likewise, it is planned that in 2024, before the spring and summer season, a third additional weekly flight will be added to increase frequency and capacity on this route. The starting date for this new third flight should be February 28, 2024.
Figueroa points out that “with BA Holidays we are reaching a very interesting tourist profile for Fuerteventura since their users tend to be clients with greater spending capacity when visiting the island, who value and are willing to enjoy all the quality experiences and services that are available in Fuerteventura.”
“Fuerteventura is the second largest Canary Island, known for its beautiful beaches, rugged coastlines and extensive natural landscapes. It is a popular year-round destination for water sports enthusiasts, with conditions that lend themselves to activities such as surfing, sailing and windsurfing,” the company notes in the promotional message for its new route from London.