Posted on: 13 April 2011 by Mark Howells
British Airways is to increase capacity on its routes between London City Airport and Scotland by more than 23% with BA CityFlyer, its wholly-owned subsidiary, introducing an additional daily service from London City to both Glasgow and Edinburgh from 2 May.
The airline will operate a fifth daily return service between London City and Glasgow using 98-seat Embraer 190s, with the type also operating on one of the airline’s other morning flights between London City and Glasgow.
In total, capacity on the route will increase by 32%, representing more than 30,000 seats each way in a full year.
On the same day, BA CityFlyer will increase its London City–Edinburgh schedule from seven to eight flights a day with the introduction of an extra daily service, also operated by an E-190. The equates to a 15% capacity increase on the route.
The improved schedule will mean a new 07:45 service from Edinburgh to London City and an 20:50 service from the Docklands airport to the Scottish capital.