Passengers no longer have to pay through their noses for a flight to London. British Airways (BA) has launched a new “basic” fare for the London-Singapore route, with one-way flights between the two destinations costing as little as 230 pounds (S$428).
As part of a trial concept, this “basic” fare covers certain long-haul routes such as flights from London to Boston, Dubai and Hong Kong and Singapore.
Passengers who opt for the basic fare can carry up to 2 hand baggage, while standard check-in baggage cost still applies, and will have no choice about where they sit on board. However, complimentary food and drinks, in-flight entertainment, blankets and headphones are included with no extra cost.
The on-board service for Basic and Standard passengers also remains the same.
BA’s chief commercial officer Adam Daniels said: “We know that when our customers travel with us their needs vary from trip to trip, some will be flying on business, some for leisure, some will be on short hops, others will be longer stays… We need to ensure that the fares we provide reflect those differing needs so customers can select the best option for them on that occasion.”