Posted on: 09 April 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Just six months after launching the route, British Airways is to add a sixth daily service – operated by BA Cityflyer – between London City and Dublin, capitalising on the withdrawal of Flybe from the route.
The current schedule has an aircraft based in Dublin overnight for an early morning departure, allowing customers to do a full day’s business in London or to connect on to British Airways’ 29 domestic, European and international destinations from London City. The schedule also allows passengers to do a full day’s business in Dublin.
From 1 June an extra weekday service will be added for a month, which will resume permanently from 1 September. It will depart from London City at 14:40 with the return flight from Dublin at 17:15.
Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ commercial general manager at London City, remarked, “We are very pleased with our customers’ response to this important new route and delighted to have the opportunity to add an extra frequency so soon giving customers more choice and flexibility. Our current schedule allows us to operate the extra flight in June, which is a particularly busy month, then we will add the additional frequency permanently from September.”
The extra new flight will be operated using a 98-seat Embraer 190.