British Airways Celebrate Record Passenger Numbers at London City Airport

By British Airways, PRNE
Thursday, July 14, 2011

CRAWLEY, England, July 15, 2011 -


British Airways is enjoying a double celebration at London City
Airport as the airline achieves record passenger numbers and takes
delivery of the last aircraft in the new fleet.

The new fleet has helped the airline to carry over 100,000
customers from the Docklands airport in June - the first time this
milestone has been broken in a single month.

Meanwhile, the latest addition to the British Airways fleet at
London City, an Embraer 190 aircraft, has flown into operation.

The aircraft was delivered from Brazil and operated its first
commercial flight on the London City to Edinburgh service.

It will operate on all the British Airways European routes from
London City, including flights to Stockholm and the new flights to
Malaga and Faro which began in June.

Luke Hayhoe, BA CityFlyer general manager commercial said: “We
are delighted with the response we have had to the new aircraft
fleet, our customer feedback is the highest it’s ever been in terms
of comfort and service on board the aircraft. The fact customers
are so positive is obviously reflected in the fantastic passenger
numbers we’ve had for June.

“The original order was for a fleet of 11 aircraft but we
converted two further options and as a result have been able to
launch a number of new routes from London City in the past

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Customers looking for hotels in Edinburgh for the annual
Edinburgh Tattoo this August can stay at the budget three-star
Piries Hotel in Edinburgh offering great value in a good location.
For a bit of luxury, travellers can stay at the four-star plus
Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel located in the heart of the

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