Spectacular sight: The Cavalier flying boat, which was operated by Imperial Airways (precursor to British Airways) is seen here off Darrell’s Island, Bermuda in June, 1937. *Photo courtesy of British Airways
Spectacular sight: The Cavalier flying boat, which was operated by Imperial Airways (precursor to British Airways) is seen here off Darrell’s Island, Bermuda in June, 1937. *Photo courtesy of British Airways

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20: This week marks the 75th anniversary when Imperial Airways, the forerunner of British Airways, made its first flight to Bermuda in June 1937.

To celebrate 75 years of airline service, British Airways is offering special fares to London.

Fares in World Traveller economy begin from $975 and includes all taxes and fees. The sale starts today and runs for seven days, ending June 27. Customers can travel outbound between June 27, 2012 and August 23, 2012, giving them an opportunity to visit London in the summer. Fares in World Traveller Plus, the airline’s premium economy, begin from $1,675 and includes all taxes and fees.

Bermuda Airport Manager Marianne Wilcox said, “This is an exciting time to travel to London and the UK.

“We are delighted to be able to offer these fares to London and help families enjoy the summer abroad”.

Roundtrip fares in World Traveller and World Traveller Plus must be booked seven days in advance. Weekend travel is an additional $50 roundtrip. Minimum stay is Saturday night and changes can be made for $275. Seats are subject to availability.

Tickets can be booked though local travel agents, by phoning the toll-free number, 1 800 AIRWAYS, or by visiting the website at www.ba.com