17/06/2010BA Flies down Mexico way

British Airways is to start flights to Mexico’s most important tourist destination with two direct flights a week from London Gatwick to Cancun from November 2010.

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

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. It is the perfect addition to our Gatwick longhaul premium leisure network. As well as offering upmarket internationally recognised luxury hotels, unspoilt beaches and award winning golf courses and spas, it is also the gateway to the Yucatan Peninsula with its Mayan ruins and ancient history.”

The first flight will leave Gatwick on November 3, 2010 at 12.45pm UK time and arrive in Cancun at 5.45pm local time.

Holiday prices include flights and seven nights accommodation only from £749 per person at the 3* Holiday Inn Arenas; flights and seven nights all-inclusive at the 4.5* Dreams Puerto Aventuras Resort & Spa from £849 and flights and seven nights all-inclusive at the 5* Dreams Tulum from £929.

Flights and holidays go on sale from today, Tuesday June 15.

For further information, please contact Amanda Allan at the BA press office on 020 8738 3153 or 020 8738 5100.