British Airways Adds Sunshine Routes From London CityBy British Airways, PRNE
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
CRAWLEY, England, December 8, 2010 - British Airways is growing its route network at London City Airport with
the launch of two new sunshine routes next summer.
From June 07, passengers will be able to fly direct from the Docklands to
Malaga in Spain and Faro in Portugal. Flights to Malaga (
operate four times a week and flights to Faro three times a week.
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.
Flights will be operated by BA CityFlyer, the wholly owned British
Airways subsidiary airline.
The popular summer services to Palma and Ibiza will resume at the end of
March and means that the airline will be offering 40 per cent more seats on
the total London City network than it did in the same period this year. There
will be 400 flights a week in British Airways colours from London City
Luke Hayhoe, commercial manager BA CityFlyer, said: "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. 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 addition of the new routes means more holiday choices in Europe for
British Airways customers. Spain and Portugal have long since been favourite
summer destinations for many British holiday makers and the airline offers a
great variety of hotels in Faro (
www.britishairways.com/travel/hotels-in-faro/public/en_gb) and the
surrounding Algarve, perfect for golf holidays and those looking for sandy
beaches to enjoy a family holiday on Portugal's Estoril Coast. The airline
also offers a great choice of hotels in Ibiza (
www.britishairways.com/travel/ibiza/public/en_gb) and Palma to suit
every taste and budget.
For the perfect city break in Europe customers can head to Amsterdam
(www.britishairways.com/travel/amsterdam/public/en_gb) and enjoy a
weekend discovering the city's great history by visiting the Royal Palace or
Anne Frank's house. Closer to home, British Airways also offers hotels in
Scotland's beautiful capital with its thriving cultural scene, try
Edinburgh's Fringe Festival in August, and Glasgow.
British Airways sells Avis car rental in most European destinations
offering customers a convenient way of travelling once they get to their
The final 98-seat Embraer 190 aircraft will be delivered to British
Airways in June next year, bringing the fleet total to 13 aircraft. The BA
CityFlyer fleet will have seven Embraer 190s and six 76-seat Embraer 170
About British Airways:
British Airways plc offers a wide range of worldwide destinations -
including European city breaks, family holidays, hotels, flights, car rental
and experiences. Customers can save time and money with ba.com when booking
ATOL protected holiday packages, ATOL number is 5985. Passengers are offered
added peace of mind to their holiday plans and the security of travelling
with British Airways. British Airways plc constantly seeks to exceed
customers' expectations, both in terms of the value for money and quality of
the service provided.
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