British Airways has launched a new online deposit payments service for customers booking their holiday package on ba.com.

Customers who book ‘Flight+Hotel’ or ‘Flight+Car’ holidays are able to pay a deposit from as little as £150 per booking when they book and the remaining balance ten weeks before departure.

Claire Bentley, managing director, British Airways Holidays said: “Following customer feedback we are delighted to be able to introduce this new function on ba.com which will really assist holidaymakers and allow them to take advantage of all the benefits that deposit payments give.

“Customers will have the ability to pay a deposit now, secure the price and then save for the remainder of the balance which they will then pay closer to departure. This will benefit both families looking to budget for their 2013 holidays as well as those looking to book a special occasion like a honeymoon or luxury holiday.”

With so many choices for 2013, top hot spots will be Orlando, Barbados and New York as well as some of the new destinations that British Airways has recently announced including Sri Lanka and Alicante.