(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) British Airways, or BA, has reduced its fares up to 40 per cent for travellers from the UAE to the US, Europe and Canada, according to a top official of the airline.
The British carrier, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary of flying to the Middle East in October, has also announced its winter schedule with increased presence in the region, as well as an increase in capacity on the Dubai-London sector.
The reduction in the airline's fare applies on all four classes and it goes up to 40 per cent in first class, Paolo De Renzis, regional commercial manager for Middle East at BA, told Khaleej Times recently.
The fares are applicable for First, Club World (business class), World Traveller Plus (premium economy) and World Traveller (economy), and are valid for travel before December 31, 2012. The reduced prices can be availed by those who book before August 11, 2012.
"British Airways' extensive network offers passage to many of the world's great cities through the main travel hub of London, while the extended travel period would be tempting for anyone considering travel in the next five months. The Middle East has a diverse population with people from all over the world making a home in the Gulf States," De Renzis said.
London and New York are popular destinations for shoppers. With the travel period extended until the end of the year, travellers can schedule a trip to Europe's famed Christmas markets or catch the season's first dumping of snow in Canada.
British Airways has also announced its new winter schedule that includes an increased presence in the Middle East and CIS regions due to the integration of former bmi routes.
In addition to Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar, British Airways will also operate services to Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Jordan and Georgia.