British Airways Launches New Route from London to the French Alps for Ski Season

London, UK – British Airways is extending its route network from London City Airport this winter with a new flight from London to Chambery, the gateway to the French Alps.nThe service, by BA CityFlyer, the wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways, will operate four times a week from Dec. 18 until the end of March 2011, using the airline’s fleet of brand new Embraer 190 aircraft. Flights to Chambery will depart on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays with flights from the French ski destination back to London on Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

“Our schedule is ideally set up to give our customers the opportunity to spend a long weekend, a full week, or even longer, skiing on some of the world’s best slopes and resorts,” says Luke Hayhoe, BA CityFlyer commercial manager. “Only a few short hours after taking off from London’s Docklands, our customers can be in a winter wonderland of 120 ski resorts, all set amidst the majesty and splendor of the French and Swiss Alps.”

Chambery is situated as a great base for ski holidays. Espace Killy, which is home to the renowned Val d’Isere and Tignes val Claret resorts and the Three Valleys, including Brides les Bains, are all within easy reach of the Chambery airport. British Airways is offering packages including accommodation at the four-star Chalet Hotel Kava in the Belleville Valley, or the three-star Amelie hotel in Bride les Bains, located conveniently close to the cable car. Packages are also available at the family run two-star L’Hotel Athena, the modern two-star La Vanoise and the three-star L’Oree des Pistes in Les Deux Alpes.

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