British Airways is resuming flights to 17 more destinations in August.

In Europe flights will resume to the holiday destinations of Bari, Bastia, Bodrum, Bordeaux, Catania, Figari, Frankfurt, Genoa, Kefalonia, Lyon, Luxembourg, Malta, Paphos and Pula, while long-haul destinations Antigua, Islamabad and Nairobi return.

BA said it will continue with low frequencies on the routes while the impact of Covid-19 remains felt across the globe.

Alex Cruz, British Airways’ chairman and chief executive, said: “We’re gradually returning to more of our network and will be flying to some great holiday destinations over the summer with seats from as little as £31 each way.

“We know people want to be able to book with confidence, so we’ve introduced a range of flexible booking options to set their minds at rest, such as being able to change a booking free of charge or cancel and receive a voucher for travel at a later date.”

Safety measures include online check-in and self-scanning of boarding passes, social distancing and hand sanitiser in airports, and wearing face masks at all times on board flights, changing once every four hours on long-haul services.

Customers will be asked not to travel if they think they have any symptoms of Covid-19, cabin crew will wear PPE and a new food service reduces the number of interactions with customers.