British Airways launched services from London Heathrow to Turin on 26 November. Departing passengers celebrated with a slice of the inaugural cake, which was cut by Isabel Wagner, Customer Service Duty Manager, British Airways and Francesca Soncini, External Relations Manager, Turin Airport.
- British Airways will connect London Heathrow (LHR) to Turin (TRN) on Saturdays and Sundays during the winter season until 24 March 2018. Launched 26 November, the oneworld carrier will fly the city pair on its A320 fleet, and faces no direct competition. BA also serves the Italian city from London Gatwick with an eight times weekly operation. Along with BA, Ryanair (London Stansted; daily), easyJet (Gatwick; four times weekly) and Blue Air (London Luton; three times weekly) also serve the market at the beginning of December, meaning the four airlines combined are offering 29 weekly flights between the UK capital and Turin. By the start of the new year, BA will convert its Gatwick connection to a twice-daily service. Along with this increase, Blue Air will add a fourth weekly rotation from Luton, while easyJet will resume its weekly (Saturdays) service from Luton to Turin, with Gatwick flights increasing to six times weekly. Thomson Airways will also restart its twice-weekly service from Gatwick and weekly (Sundays) service from Stansted, meaning in total there will be 37 weekly flights on the city pair during the peak ski season, with the market served by five carriers.