British Airways is extending its range of “hand baggage only” fares to all of its 32 short-haul routes at Gatwick.

The new type of fare, which launched last month, is already proving popular with customers on the initial five destinations from Gatwick – Amsterdam, Dubrovnik, Jersey, Tunis and Turin.

From today (Tuesday March 12) customers can book the new fares on all of BA’s short-haul destinations from Gatwick. The fares are on sale for travel from April 2, 2013.

Additional hand baggage only routes now on offer include Genoa and Glasgow from £39 one-way and fares to Barcelona, Nice and Venice all start from £49 one-way.

Peter Simpson, director of Gatwick said: “The new fares have been very well received by customers and we have now decided to make the discounted prices much more widely available.

“We are confident that they will prove popular during the busy summer season as short-haul customers continue to take advantage of our generous two-bag hand luggage policy. Those who still want to check in a bag will simply pay the same price they do now.”

Customers choosing the “hand baggage only” fare can continue to take advantage of the airline’s hand luggage allowance and all the extras that come as standard.