British Airways has begun its four flights a week service from Gatwick to Valencia, Spain’s third largest city. As a new route on the network Valencia has also become the latest station to start using the new FLY system.

The service to the popular holiday destination will increase to six a week for the summer 2016 season with customers attracted by its numerous festivals, fine historic buildings, striking futuristic architecture and great museums. Valencia has a thriving nightlife with brilliant beaches making it one of Spain’s must-see destinations.

As a new service on the network the team in Valencia are using FLY, the airline’s new departure control and check-in system. The arrivals team at Gatwick will also be using FLY when receiving flights from Valencia.

At the same time, Geneva also switches onto the new system for half of it’s regular flights to London City airport, meaning all of BA’s London hubs are now using the system in some capacity for the first time.

Lynne Embleton, Managing Director at Gatwick said: “Valencia is one of Spain’s cultural gems offering a huge range of sights and activities for holiday-makers throughout the year. It marks the latest in a long line of popular new routes we’ve launched this year from Gatwick.