Airlines British Airways to increase London City operations

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British Airways has announced, that it will further expand its operations at London City airport over the winter schedule.

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The carrier will add four additional Embraer E190 aircraft to the BA CityFlyer fleet. During 2019, the total fleet number will increase to 26 aircraft. This decision was made after a successful summer 2018 at the airport.

With these aircraft, British Airways will be able to offer nearly 20% more seats from London City Airport in 2019. Additionally, this will allow the carrier to commence operations to new destinations, especially during the winter flight schedule.

Tom Stoddart, managing director BA CityFlyer said: “It is an exciting time for us at London City Airport. The four new aircraft shows our commitment to giving our customers an even bigger range of destinations and flight times.”

Starting November 11, 2018, British Airways will launch a year-round service to Rome. Furthermore, a fifth daily service to Zurich will be added.

Richard Hill, Chief Commercial Officer at London City Airport, added: “BA CityFlyer is London City Airport’s largest airline partner and this investment in four additional E-Jets demonstrates absolute commitment to its base at London’s most central airport, and continued growth as we enter 2019.”

British Airways is UK´s largest premium airline with a fleet of 272 aircraft, including widebody jets such as the Airbus A380 or the Boeing 777. The carrier was founded in March 1974 and has operational hubs at London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport. It is member of the oneworld alliance and serves 236 destinations in about 86 countries.

Subsidiary airline BA CityFlyer is mainly based at London City airport and currently flies with six Embraer E170 and 16 E190 regional jets. Especially routes in Europe are being served. BA CityFlyer seeks to motivate businessmen to fly into London´s most central airport. The City airport is located just 11km east of the city centre of London, enabling a fast transfer, for example to important financial districts of the city.

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