Twice weekly BA services direct from Heathrow to the beautiful Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini were introduced at the beginning of May.

It’s the first time the airline has flown to the two Greek islands, which will be served by an Airbus A320 with 162 seats and offering Club Europe and Euro Traveller cabin.

Richard Tams, head of UK&I sales and marketing, said: “Mykonos and Santorini are great short-haul holiday destinations and we think they’ll prove really popular with customers and sun-seekers. They’re perfect for spending time relaxing in the sun on the beach or chilling out in the myriad of cool bars with stunning views over the Mediterranean.”

The BA650 will fly to Mykonos from Heathrow every Tuesday at 8am and Saturday at 11.45am. The return flight, the BA651, departs at 2.45pm on Tuesday and 6.30pm on Saturday.

The BA652 will fly to Santorini from Heathrow, every Wednesday at 9.55am and Sunday at 11.45am. The return flight, the BA653, departs at 4.50pm on Wednesday and 6.40pm on Sunday.

May also marked the start of an increase in frequency of flights to Austin in Texas and Chengdu in China. Flights rise from three to five a week to Chengdu and from five a week to a daily service to Austin – with British Airways’ brand new 787 Dreamliners flying to each destination.