A leading airline has returned to Stansted Airport for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic. 

British Airways, which has been absent from the airport for more than three years, has announced three new routes to popular holiday destinations.

Flights to Nice, Florence and Ibiza will depart on Saturdays and Sundays using BA's Embraer 190 aircraft. 

The first flight to Florence took off from the airport on Sunday, May 21. 

Earlier this year bosses at the airport announced the 12 new destinations you could fly to from Stansted

Ciaran Brannigan, London Stansted’s commercial director, said: “London Stansted serves more European destinations than any other UK airport and these new services to Ibiza, Florence and Nice are strong additions to our route network, which now covers over 200 destinations across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.

“I’m sure these routes will be very popular with passengers from across London, Cambridge and the growing East of England region. We look forward to working closely with British Airways to build a strong working relationship and ensure these new flights are a success.”