BA relaunches routes to popular European sunspots

Flag carrier British Airways will relaunch routes between London Stansted and popular holiday sunspots in France, Spain, and Italy next summer.

Beginning May 18, 2024, weekend flights will be offered to three European destinations: Nice, Florence, and Ibiza.

Flights will be operated by British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer using Embraer 190 aircraft with Club Europe and Euro Traveller cabins.

Club Europe offers full meal service, drinks from the bar, priority boarding, and additional baggage allowances.

Ciaran Brannigan, London Stansted’s Commercial Director, said:

“I am delighted to welcome back British Airways to London Stansted and very much look forward to the launch of their scheduled flights from the airport in May next year.

“London Stansted serves more European destinations than any other UK airport and these new services to Ibiza, Florence and Nice are strong additions to our route network, which now covers over 190 destinations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

“I’m sure these routes will be very popular with passengers from across London, Cambridge and the growing East of England region who are looking to head off on their holidays next summer.

“We look forward to working closely with British Airways to build a strong working relationship and ensure these new flights are success.”

This will be the first time that British Airways has offered scheduled flights from London Stansted since before the global pandemic, and it will become the fourth London airport to be served by the flag carrier.

Flights will be available from £41 each way to Florence, £36 each way to Ibiza and £43 each way to Nice. Flights can be booked at ba.com.

Listed below are the flight times:


•        On Saturdays, BA7016 departs Stansted at 14:15 and arrives in Florence at 16:30

•        On Sundays, BA7017 departs Stansted at 06:30 and arrives in Florence at 08:45


•        On Saturdays, BA7308 departs Stansted at 09:35 and arrives in Ibiza at 12:05

•        On Sundays, BA7309 departs Stansted at 12:50 and arrives in Ibiza at 15:15


•        On Saturdays, BA2332 departs Stansted at 09:20 and arrives in Nice at 11:20

•        On Sundays, BA2333 departs Stansted at 06:55 and arrives in Nice at 08:55

The airline will also operate a weekly Sunday charter between Stansted and Calvi this summer for Corsican Places.