British Airways Adds Flights to Stockholm From London CityBy British Airways, PRNE
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
CRAWLEY, England, December 2, 2010 - British Airways has taken up options for two new Embraer E-190 jets, one
year after the first aircraft in the new fleet went into service, and is
about to launch a new double daily flight to Stockholm from London City
BA CityFlyer, the wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways, originally
placed firm orders for six Embraer 170 and five Embraer 190SR efficiency
jets, known as E-jets, with options on three further 98-seat Embraer 190s.
They are now converting two of these options for delivery in Spring 2011.
Peter Simpson, BA CityFlyer managing director, said: "We are delighted to
announce the conversion of these two options, which will increase our fleet
size by almost 20 per cent at London City Airport. Customer feedback on the
new fleet has been fantastic, particularly with the additional space and
two-by-two seating. The successful fleet introduction and customer reaction
to the E-Jets has given us the confidence to expand so soon after the initial
The two additional aircraft will enable British Airways to expand its
route network from the Docklands airport with new flights to Stockholm
Arlanda from January 9 2011. They are currently in discussions with various
airports for opportunities with the second aircraft.
Luke Hayhoe, BA CityFlyer commercial manager, said: "We were always
hopeful of taking up options for the larger Embraer 190s and are delighted to
confirm this. This does of course present opportunities for us to further
expand our London City schedule. The success of our recently launched
Copenhagen service and customer requests made the decision on Stockholm
(www.britishairways.com/travel/stockholm/public/en_gb) an exciting
choice. We will announce further new services in the coming months."
British Airways already offers a selection of hand picked 3 to 5-star
hotels to compliment holidays in Stockholm (
Customers can stay at the centrally located, eco-labelled 4-star Scandic
Norra Bantorget or enjoy 19th century elegance at the small, intimate 4-star
Stureplan. Don't have an i-Pad yet? The hotel offers them for rent at an
additional charge. Customers can also stay in one of Sweden's leading hotels
and join the ranks of royalty, heads of state and Nobel laureates at the
5-star InterContinental Grand Hotel Stockholm.
British Airways flies to 14 destinations from London City airport
including Edinburgh, Madrid and Nice. Avis car rental in Stockholm is
available with British Airways.
Flights to Stockholm, hotels and car hire are now available on
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