Posted on: 07 December 2010 by Mark Howells
British Airways has launched two new sunshine routes from London City Airport for summer 2011 with services to Malaga in Spain and Faro in Portugal operated by BA CityFlyer set to begin in June.
The airline is also increasing frequency to Amsterdam to six daily flights, Glasgow to five daily flights and Edinburgh to eight daily flights next summer. This is in addition to launching new services to Chambery in France in December and Stockholm in Sweden in January.
Summer services to Palma and Ibiza will resume at the end of March, meaning that the airline will be offering 40% more seats on the total London City network than it did in the same period in 2010.
Luke Hayhoe, commercial manager BA CityFlyer, noted, “We recently announced that we had taken up options on two additional aircraft for our brand new Embraer fleet and this is giving us more opportunity to add destinations, frequency and capacity to our network.
‘’We have responded to customer demand adding additional frequency and improving departure times to our existing Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Glasgow routes,” Heyhoe added. “In addition to this the Palma and Ibiza routes launched this year have proved so popular that we decided to venture further into the summer sun market. There is clearly a large demand for leisure travel from London City and it’s a growing market’’
The final 98-seat Embraer 190 aircraft will be delivered to British Airways in June next year, bringing the fleet total to 13 aircraft.