As the summer holidays come to an end and Autumn is on the horizon, so it seems the UK is bracing for a cooler climate. According to the Met Office, we’re in for a week of breeze and scattered showers.

With the children heading back to school shortly and the country braced for cooler, wetter weather, British Airways is offering 50,000 short-haul seats at £50 each-way for customers looking to avoid the crowds and the cooler jet stream during the last days of August and during September and October.

The BBC reports that the UK is in for a cooler week while in contrast Bologna, one of British Airways’ £50 destinations, is still seeing highs of 34°. It’s nearly two months since the longest day of the year and just a month until Autumn begins, with daylight hours rapidly reducing and sunseekers looking to plan their next European city or beach break.

Andrew Brem, British Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said: “As the evenings begin to draw in here, why not prolong your summer with a European escapade?  It’s the perfect time to travel with kinder temperatures, ripening fruit, fewer people and long golden days.”

Destinations include: 

Ibiza from £46 each way from Heathrow

Palma from £46 each-way from Heathrow

Paris from £50 each-way from Heathrow

Geneva from £50 each-way from Heathrow

Bologna from £47 each-way from Heathrow

Amsterdam from £39 each-way from Heathrow or Gatwick

Palma from £45 each-way from Gatwick

Nice from £39 each-way from Gatwick

The fare includes a 23kg hand baggage allowance as well as a selection of M&S treats to buy on board and free seat selection within 24 hours of departure.

British Airways customers can use Avios part payment to pick from a range of savings by destination and cabin. Customers making the most of Avios part payment are still able to collect Avios and Tier Points on their bookings. 

The fares come as British Airways is investing £6.5 billion to improve its customer experience over the next five years, including new aircraft, new cabins, new catering, new lounges, WiFi, and new routes.