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11 Apr

BA targeting skiers with new flights

BA targeting skiers with new flights

BA targeting skiers with new flights

Skiers looking to hit the slopes could find things a whole lot easier thanks to the launch of new short-haul routes specifically linking Gatwick airport to some of the top ski resorts in Europe.

For the winter 2014 season, British Airways will fly twice per week to Friedrichshafen in Germany and Grenoble in France. The flights will start from December 20th and use various Airbus A319s and 320s.

The airline says that the new routes come off the back of its biggest ever start to a summer with 37,000 more seats a week on offer this year compared to the same point in 2013, and much of that new capacity coming between Gatwick and some of the airline’s most popular destinations.

Colm Lacy, head of commercial at Gatwick for BA, said: “Skiing is a major must for many of our customers, so we couldn’t be happier to give them even more destinations to choose from to hit the slopes.”

He added that the new services to Grenoble and Friedrichshafen join existing flights to the most popular resorts in Geneva, Turin and Innsbruck, “offering our customers further choice between winter sun and Alpine sports”.

As the services are geared towards skiers, passengers flying with the airlines on these routes will be able check their skis in for free, as part of a complementary 23kg luggage allowance on short-haul flights with Euro Traveller.

If you are hoping to hit the slopes any time soon, then sorting out the proper travel insurance is just as important as picking out your skis and choosing a resort.

Without adequate cover, many holidaymakers come back from the alpine regions with eye-watering medical bills for the treatment of fairly routing breaks and fractures.

What’s more, insurance will also give you personal liability cover – usually of at least £1 million – to cover any costs that come about if you accidentally hurt someone else while on the slopes.