BA increases flights to South America
26 January 2009 11:42
British Airways (BA) is planning more flights to South America in 2008 to complement increasing demand, according to reports.
BA is to increase the number of flights from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires from four a week to a daily service, as it aims to carry more passengers on holiday and business.
The airline is also beginning non-stop flights from London to Rio in Brazil, rather than sending planes via Sao Paulo, cutting two hours from flight times.
BA's commercial director, Robert Boyle, said: "South America is a growing market for us as demand for business and leisure travel increases.
"Rio is traditionally a leisure destination but business travel to the city, particularly in the energy sector, is rising. Non-stop flights mean more available seats on the route and faster flight times."
Business travel insurance is vital for anyone heading overseas on work-related issues, while those hoping to return to South America on holiday as well could benefit from annual travel insurance policies to cover multiple trips.