British Airways adds four new short-haul destinations to its network

British Airways Airbus A320-232 WL G-EUYP (msn 5784) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 943606.

British Airways has today announced four new short-haul routes to Wroclaw (WRO) and Gdansk (GDN) in Poland, Riga (RIX) in Latvia and Cluj-Napoca (CLJ) in Romania.

The routes add breadth to the airline’s schedule and will operate from the beginning of July, running throughout summer. All flights will be served from Heathrow, with Wroclaw operating twice a week, and Gdansk, Riga and Cluj-Napoca operating three times a week.

All flights will be operated by British Airways’ short-haul Airbus fleet.

Wroclaw is known for its beautiful architecture and array of stunning bridges and islands that cross the Odra River. Gdansk, on the Baltic Sea, offers fine museums, a dominating church building and a beautiful old city. Riga, the largest of all three Baltic capital cities, houses a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is known for its Art Nouveau style buildings. Cluj-Napoca, or simply Cluj, is Romania’s second largest city and often described as a cultural hub. British Airways last operated flights to Riga in 2007, and flew briefly to Gdansk between 1999 and the early-2000s. The airline has never served the other two airports.

Alongside today’s new routes, British Airways will also launch a new summer service to Perugia on June 28, 2021. This was due to start in 2020 but was delayed due to the impact of the pandemic.

British Airways has introduced a range of safety measures and partnerships to make the travel experience simple, safe and enjoyable during and after the pandemic. These include partnerships with cleaning brand Dettol, testing providers Randox and Qured, and mobile travel health app VeriFly.


Route Dates operating Days of week Flight number Outbound timings Inbound timings Return from
Wroclaw, Poland, WRO 1 Jul – 26 Sep Thurs, Sun BA5223 0735-1045 1135-1245 £83
Gdansk, Poland, GDN 2 Jul – 26 Sep Wed, Fri, Sun BA5323 1600-1910 2000-2115 £85
Riga, Latvia, RIX 2 Jul – 26 Sep Wed, Fri, Sun BA3801 1500-1940 2030-2115 £94
Cluj-Napoca, Romania, CLJ 2 Jul – 26 Sep Wed, Fri, Sun BA5367 0700-1150 1240-1340 £95

Top Copyright Photo: British Airways Airbus A320-232 WL G-EUYP (msn 5784) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 943606.

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