British Airways has launched its first Avios-only flights, offering 100% of the seats exclusively to Executive Club Members as Reward Seats.
The first Avios-only flight will be the inaugural flight from London Gatwick to Sharm El Sheikh on 3 November 2023, followed by several flights from London Heathrow to Geneva in February and March 2024.
More routes are expected to be announced throughout 2023.
Return flights to Sharm El Sheikh start from as little as £1 + 27,500 Avios per person, and Club Europe fares start from £1 + 48,500 Avios.
The next Avios-only flights will be the BA728 from London Heathrow to Geneva on 10 February 2024, with flights starting from £1 + 18,500 Avios per person. Reward Seats can be purchased using Avios at static rates, and members booking the Avios-only flight can do so in any cabin as they normally would.
Ian Romanis, a spokesperson for British Airways, said,
We are always looking for new ways to reward our loyal customers and offer value wherever we can, which is why we are excited about this brand-new option for Members. Sharm El Sheikh and Geneva will be the first of several flights as we roll more out in 2024.
Tom Stoddart, CEO of BA Euroflyer, British Airways’ London Gatwick-based subsidiary, said,
We are proud to be operating British Airways’ first Avios-Only flight. BA Euroflyer is the only short-haul carrier based at Gatwick to offer a loyalty programme, and now we’re offering more value and choice than ever for our Members.
The new Sharm El Sheikh route will be operated by BA Euroflyer three times per week throughout the winter season, with a fourth service on Saturdays until 15 December 2023. All flights are available to book.