SEVILLE’S CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS BRITISH AIRWAYS' COMMITMENT TO THE CITY BY CONNECTING SEVILLE WITH ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AIRPORTS IN THE WORLD: LONDON HEATHROW
British Airways has reinstated flights to Seville’s San Pablo Airport following the temporary pause in service on this route as a result of the pandemic. However, the British Airline has decided to operate the London – Seville route from the capital’s largest airport and one of the most important hubs in Europe, London Heathrow, which will take over from London Gatwick.
"The growth in activity at San Pablo Airport, with a firm commitment from airlines, is one of the main indicators to be optimistic about the revival of tourism in the city and, with it, be optimistic about its economy and employment”, stated Antonio Muñoz, responsible for Urban Environment, Culture and Tourism.
The route which began operating in 2015 has a flight time of 2 hours and 45 minutes and will use the A320 jet. The route began operating twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays in July with a view to frequency expansion for the month of August. Ryanair also offers flights a London Luton and a London Stansted route to Seville.
Last year, the United Kingdom was the fourth largest tourist market for Seville, behind France, Italy and the United States, with 172,191 tourists staying in hotels and tourist apartments, 480,089 overnight hotel stays, an average of 2.79 days stay, and an average daily spend of €98.79 per person.
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