With just a week to go until Christmas, more than 1.9 million people are already booked to travel across British Airways’ network of more than 175 destinations over the festive and New Year period (Saturday, December 15, 2012 to Monday, January 7, 2013).

Friday, December 21, will be the busiest day as nearly 102,000 customers will travel across the airline’s network on that day alone. Even on Christmas Day, over 27,000 people will travel with British Airways.

January 2, 2013, sees most people travelling after the Christmas break, with more than 91,000 than people flying with the airline that day.

Top long-haul destinations from London with BA over Christmas and New Year are:

New York
Cape Town
Hong Kong

And the top short-haul destinations with BA are:

Richard Tams, head of UK and Ireland sales, said: “We’re looking forward to flying nearly two million customers over the festive period around our network.

“In past years we’ve seen a couple of peaks in travel, but this year it’s really concentrated around December 21.

“We’ll be getting into the festive spirit serving mince pies and roast turkey on board and on Christmas Day 845 pilots and 2,473 cabin crew will be doing their best to give our customers the very best service.”