Bristish Airways (BA) has decided to stop operating seven routes at the British airports of Bristol and Birmingham claiming that being summer only are not commercially viable, which five connect with Spain, although it has indicated that it does not mean that it stops flying in these airports.
Specifically, at the end of October the British airline will cancel the routes from Bristol to Malaga, Ibiza, Palma and Florence, as well as the routes from Birmingham to Malaga, Palma and Florence because, according to the company, «they have not been able to make a successful flight in the last two summers ».
According to 'Travelmole', the commercial manager of BA, Luke Hayhoe, has indicated that they have decided not to resume these flights next summer due to the "complexity and cost" of operating from airports where they do not have crew bases, but has stated that this does not mean that they withdraw from these airports "permanently", but that they will continue to review "alternative ways" to operate in the future.
Last summer BA increased its capacity at the Birmingham airport by 16%, although when it made the decision to resume these seasonal flights at the two regional airports they decided that they would continue to evaluate and revise schedules, according to Hayhoe. The airline will refund the full amount to all customers who have a ticket booked on any of these flights.