British Airways

BA Flies Down Mexico Way

Press Release   •   Nov 03, 2010 09:47 GMT

British Airways flights to Mexico’s most important tourist destination, Cancun, took off today (November 3, 2010).


Customers checking in for today’s inaugural flight were given a taste of Mexico with a Mariachi band to send them on their way.


The airline will fly to the popular holiday destination, which is the gateway to the Yucatan peninsula, twice a week, increasing to three times a week from next summer.


Richard Tams, head of UK & Ireland sales and marketing, said: “We’re delighted to be the only UK scheduled airline offering direct flights to Cancun. With sweeping beaches, innovative parks, relaxing spas, sports on land and sea, fabulous hotels and unique opportunities to explore the ancient Mayan culture, the Yucatan peninsula truly offers something for everyone.”


A Boeing 777 will serve the route, offering a choice of three cabins, including BA’s Club World business class with fully flat beds.


Holiday prices include flights and seven nights accommodation at the 4.5* Dreams Puerto Aventuras from £849 and flights and seven nights at the 5* Fairmont Mayakoba from £1,285.



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For more information about flight to Cancun contact the British Airways press office on 0208 738 5100.


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Notes to editors:

  • Flights depart London Gatwick every Wednesday and Saturday at 12.45pm, arriving at 5.45pm and return the same day at 7.15pm, arriving at 10.15am the following day (all times are local).
  • All prices are subject to availability
  • All prices include return flights and taxes, fees and charges
  • Holiday prices shown are all per adult, based on two sharing.