British Airways Launches Four New Routes From London City

Under its City Flyer brand, British Airways, the United Kingdom’s national carrier, plans to operate four new European routes from London City Airport (LCY). By adding to its extensive European network, British Airways says customers can now book summer holidays from London to Barcelona, ​​Luxembourg, Milan and Thessaloniki.

London City Airport (LCY) is located in the Docklands area of ​​London. Photo: British Airways

British Airways said it will deploy its Embraer E190s BA CityFlyer aircraft on the four new routes. The Embraer E190 built in Brazil offers 98 seats and is popular with frequent flyers, thanks to the lack of an average seat. Regarding the launch of flights to the new London airport, Luxembourg and Milan will start from 27 March 2022, with flights to Thessaloniki on 18 June and Barcelona on 19 June.

British Airways will fly back to the Channel Islands from LCY

Along with LCY’s four new destinations, British Airways says it is bringing back flights from Docklands to the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey from June 20 until September 2, 2022.

Speaking about the new flights from LCY in a British Airways statement released earlier this week, BA CityFlyer General Manager Tom Stoddart said:

“As customers start planning their next summer vacation, we wanted to offer new routes to some of Europe’s most popular destinations. Easily accessible from London City Airport, it is a great addition to our extensive network.”

Based on British Airways Euro Traveler return airfares, customers will be able to fly to new LCY destinations at the following prices:

  • to Barcelona Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) from £82
  • To Luxembourg Airport (LUX) from £82
  • To Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP) from £104. The introduction of new MXP flights replaced British Airways flights to Milan Linate (LIN).
  • To Macedonia Thessaloniki Airport from £126
British Airways launches four new routes from London City
British Airways will use the Embraer E190 for the new routes. GCmaps image

About London City Airport (LCY)

Located in the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham, about six miles from London’s financial district, London City Airport (LCY) is used primarily by business travelers. Also, due to its proximity to central London, the airport operates under strict rules to reduce aircraft noise. LCY has a single 4,948-foot runway that, along with the steep gradient path, determines the type of aircraft it can take off and land on. Currently, the largest aircraft operating in and out of London Airport (LCY) is the 127-seat Airbus A220-100. Although limited to regional and short-haul aircraft, pre-pandemic LCY handled more than five million passengers in 2019.

Other news about British Airways

In other British Airways news, the airline owned by International Airlines Group (IAG) announced Friday that it is launching a short-term express sale. The airline says that between now and 23:59 on Monday, January 17, 2022, 750,000 seats will be sold to destinations in the UK and Europe. From just £28 round trip, British Airways customers can book flights from London Heathrow (LHR) and London Gatwick (LGW).

E190 taking off from LCY
LCY can only handle certain aircraft due to its restrictions. Photo: British Airways

Popular destinations that can now be booked include:

  • Heathrow to Barcelona, ​​from £30 each way
  • Heathrow to Jersey, from £34 each way
  • Gatwick to Malta, from £34 each way
  • Gatwick to Milan, from £29 each way
  • Gatwick to Nice, from £28 each way
  • Heathrow to Palma de Mallorca, from £28 each way
  • Heathrow to Prague, from £33 each way
  • Gatwick to Venice, from £30 each way

Speaking in a British Airways statement about British Airways’ quick sale, Colm Lacey, British Airways’ Chief Commercial Officer, said:

“With the start of the new year, we are excited to launch our quick short-term discounts to popular vacation spots. With great savings, customers need to book quickly to make the most of these offers. Whether it’s for a short break or a long-awaited vacation to visit friends or loved ones, We have a wide range of domestic and European destinations for our customers to choose from.”

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