BA has revealed that it is to launch additional services to the popular Mexican retreat of Cancun.

Starting later this year the direct flights from London Gatwick will allow tourists to flee the British winter for warmer climes.

Whilst BA remains in the media spotlight due to difficulties with industrial action the firm has announced positive news with the addition of two new services from London Gatwick to Cancun starting in November. Using their Boeing 777 which incorporates economy, business and first class services, the route will allow travellers to reach their destination in approximately 11 hours. Meanwhile with a range of cabin class options open for flyers individuals can find something to suit their need whether travelling to the city for business or pleasure.

BA’s Richard Tams, head of sales for the UK and Ireland, expressed that the company was delighted to be able to offer the service which will provide the only direct flights to Cancun from a scheduled airline. He added that such a service ensures continued expansion of the generous long haul network operating out of Gatwick airport for both economy and business travellers.

It is particular good news to UK travellers after BA chief Willie Walsh recently revealed that the cancellation of plans for a 3rd Heathrow runway meant that some operations may expand in Madrid instead of Britain. However, with focus remaining on UK operations and the first Cancun flight departing 3rd November individuals looking for a warmer winter may opt to explore Mexico as their next destination.