British Airways is extending its route network from London City Airport (LCY) on December 18 with a new seasonal service to Aéroport de Chambéry in France.
Chambéry, which is in the department of Savoie in the Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France, serves a multitude of nearby ski resorts in the nearby French Alps.
Wholly owned British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer will operate four round-trips a week on the route from December 18 until the end of March, using Embraer 190 regional jets.
Outbound flights to Aéroport de Chambéry (CMF) will depart on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The flights back from the French ski destination to LCY will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
“Our schedule is ideally set up to give our customers the opportunity to spend a long weekend, a full week, or even longer, skiing on some of the world’s best slopes and resorts,” says Luke Hayhoe, BA CityFlyer’s commercial manager. “Only a few short hours after taking off from London’s Docklands, our customers can be in a winter wonderland of 120 ski resorts, all set amidst the majesty and splendour of the French and Swiss Alps.”
L’Espace Killy (which is home to the renowned Val d’Isère and Tignes val Claret resorts) and Les Trois Vallées (the Three Valleys), including Brides les Bains, are within easy reach of Chambéry.
Through its vacation company and website British Airways offers a selection of hotels in dozens of ski resorts in the area. Among them are the four-star Chalet Hotel Kava in the Vallée des Belleville, the most authentic of the Three Valleys, which benefits from an excellent placement on the slopes.
British Airways also offers flight-and-hotel packages to Brides Les Bains, where it offers stays in the three-star Amelie hotel, located close to the cable car; the family-run two-star L’Hotel Athena; and the modern two-star La Vanoise. The three-star L’Oree des Pistes in Les Deux Alpes is also available for ski breaks.