Corporate Traveller

British Airways knows the way to San Jose

British Airways will be leading the way to San Jose next summer when it begins non-stop flights to Silicon Valley and California’s third-largest city.

Aimed at Silicon Valley, the domain of the gleaming offices of software giants from Apple to Adobe, Google, eBay and Intel, as well as thousands of tech start-ups, the daily flights will be the only service between Europe and San Jose.

Palo Alto, where Facebook began, and Stanford University, where Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page and Sergey Brin all studied, is nearby.

The 10 hour 50 minute flight will start on May 4, 2016, departing from London Heathrow, arriving at Mineta San José International Airport.

The airline’s 787-9 Dreamliner will offer eight seats in its new First cabin, 42 seats in Club World, 39 in World Traveller Plus and another 127 for those seated in World Traveller.

Stephen Humphreys, BA’s head of global sales, said: “There’s no better place to fly the world’s most advanced passenger aircraft than to the world’s home of hi-tech and innovation, San Jose.

“Our new daily service will offer fantastic direct flights between Silicon Valley and London, with onward connections to scores of destinations around the globe on our extensive world-wide network.

“We’re sure this new service will prove just the business for Californian-based companies looking to expand into Europe and will strengthen London’s strong commercial ties with the West Coast. It also offers a brilliant starting point for visitors to nearby Carmel and Monterey on the rugged central coast along highway one, and easy access to the unrivalled splendour of Yosemite National Park.”

BA already offers services to three Californian destinations – Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego.


This article was written by Natalie Paris from The Daily Telegraph and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network.