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British Airways Introduces a Daily Flight to Florence in Summer 2023

Holiday makers travelling on British Airways in 2023 will have a new destination to choose from in 2023. The British flag carrier will connect starting summer 2023 London Heathrow Airport to Florence Italy. Let’s find out what the news is all about and the schedule of this new BA flight.

Why Not Many Airlines Fly To Florence

Although Florence is one of Italy’s largest cities not many airlines operate in and out of its airport. First of all because of the size of Amerigo Vespucci Airport in Florence. The airport isn’t particularly big and its runway can’t accomodate large planes.

Also as Florence is well connected to Rome, Milan and Bologna via high speed rail, often airlines opt to fly into one of these cities airports. Rome, Milan and Bologna all have large international airports capable of handling larger aircraft and volumes of flights.

British Airways Opening flights to Florence Italy in 2023

About The British Airways London Heathrow Florence Flight

Despite Florence not being one of the main airports in Italy, British Airways definitely see an opportunity in this destination. Particularly for passengers connecting in Heathrow from Asia and North America, making their way to Italy.

The flight will start operations on the April 16th 2023 and will connect Heathrow to Florence for the duration of the summer season. Flight number BA525 will have a daily frequency allowing passengers to connect from any other flight on the British Airways or OneWorld network.

London Heathrow (LHR) –> Florence (FLR)

  • Flight BA525 will depart T5 at London Heathrow (LHR) everyday at 07:50 arriving into Florence (FLR) at 11:00

Florence (FLR) –> London Heathrow (LHR)

  • Flight BA524 will depart Florence (FLR) everyday at 11:50 arriving into T5 at London Heathrow (LHR) at 13:05

Which Aircraft Will Fly The Route?

British Airways will fly the new London Heathrow Florence route with one of its 19 Airbus A320neo. These should be configured in a 2 class layout with Club Europe (Business Class) and Euro Traveller (Economy Class) seats. Reflecting the classic BA European aircraft layout.

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