Posted on: 26 June 2014 by Mark Howells
From 26 October, British Airways is to offer new direct flights to Dublin from London City Airport, with a five-a-day service using a mix of BA CityFlyer’s Embraer 170s and 190s.
The Embraer aircraft will be 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’ 26 domestic, European and international destinations from the Docklands airport. The schedule also allows passengers to do a full day’s business in Dublin.
British Airways is also increasing frequency to Scotland from London City with two new flights a day to Glasgow and an extra daily flight to Edinburgh. The increases mean British Airways will fly a total of 11 return flights a day to Edinburgh and eight return flights a day to Glasgow from October.
Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ commercial general manager at London City, commented, “We are constantly looking at how we can improve our schedule and the best ways to use our new aircraft. We are very excited about flying to Dublin, it was what our customers wanted and we are delighted that we can offer such an excellent schedule giving them plenty of choice whether they are flying for business or pleasure.
“We are also able to add to our existing network to Scotland with extra flights on the popular Glasgow and Edinburgh routes, once again improving frequency and schedule.”
The new flights between London City and Dublin complement the airline’s flights from Heathrow to the Irish capital up to eight times a day.