BA Launches New Flights to Gran Canaria

Last updated 3rd January 2017

What’s new? Move over Tenerife and Lanzarote, Gran Canaria is about to start hogging the limelight as BA launches new flights to there from Heathrow, every Saturday from October half-term until 29 March 2014.

While the island may be most famous for its slightly scary high-rise resorts such as Playa del Ingles, more than 40 per cent of its terrain is a protected UNESCO biosphere reserve – and much of it, particularly in the north, is spectacularly beautiful.


Where to stay? The island now also has some seriously lovely places to stay, including the family-friendly Finca Las Longueras, doubles from €95, set within orchards near Agaete in a valley ringed by mountains.

Travel time: A flight from London takes 4 hours and 30 minutes.

How to get there: British Airways flies from London to Gran Canaria; from £230 return.