The carrier will fly five times a week between Gatwick and Tenerife from March 29.
The new five-day- a- week British Airways direct service between Gatwick and Tenerife has sold out of all seats on its inaugural flight on March 29 (economy and business class). It is the only carrier offering business class seats on flights to and from Tenerife.
Tenerife’s Tourism Minister, Carlos Alonso, said: “The fact that the inaugural flight is already sold out weeks before departure is a very positive sign of how well the new route has been received, and a good indicator of future sales.”
He added: “This new service will satisfy the demands of the island’s tourism sector, particularly our 4 and 5 star hotels, as it will appeal to more high end and business British visitors.”
In order to promote the new route in the UK and attract the maximum number of travellers, the Tenerife Tourism Corporation has signed an agreement with British Airways to carry out a joint marketing campaign, including outdoor and print advertising, social media and PR.
The inaugural flight will depart London Gatwick at 7.10h on March 29, landing at Tenerife South Airport approximately four hours later. The new service will run five times a week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The UK is the largest overseas outbound market for Tenerife, with nearly 1.6 million British tourists travelling to the island in 2012.