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New Spanish Routes Direct from the Docklands

British Airways is launching new services to popular Spanish sun spots straight from the heart of London.

The new flights to Palma, Majorca and Ibiza will take off from London City Airport in May 2010.

Travelling direct from The Docklands, on the brand new Embraer 190 aircraft, passengers can be on the beach in the Balearics is less than three hours.

It’s the first time British Airways has operated leisure only flights from London City Airport but there is a growing demand for flights to the sun, particularly with customers looking for short breaks.

The initial three-times-a-week service will operate on Friday, Sunday and Monday, offering an ideal schedule for passengers looking for a weekend or longer break. There are plans to increase the frequency in the peak summer months.

All inclusive one way fares are available from £69, and are available to book on ba.com

Luke Hayhoe, commercial manager for BA CityFlyer, the wholly owned British Airways subsidiary who will operate the service, said: “We primarily operate a business schedule from London City Airport, but we do believe these leisure destinations will be extremely popular.

“There is a growing population living and working in the city of London who want to take time off at the weekends and the Balearic Islands is a perfect destination. With just two hours 15 minutes flying time and a minimum check-in time of 15 minutes at London City Airport it maximises their personal time. We are also offering very competitive all-inclusive fares.”

The British Airways flights include complimentary food and drinks on board, free on-line check-in and seat selection 24-hours before departure and free baggage allowance.

Editors note

British Airways is currently taking delivery of six new Embraer 170 and five Embraer 190SR efficiency jets, replacing their fleet of Avro RJ100 and two RJ85 aircraft

British Airways currently operates 10 European, one New York and two domestic routes from London City Airport

The new schedule is:

London City to Palma

Mon 1215 1530

Fri 0710 1025

Sun 1420 1735

Palma to London City

Mon 1615 1730

Fri 1055 1210

Sun 1845 2000

London City to Ibiza

Mon 1105 1420

Fri 0700 1015

Sun 1300 1620

Ibiza to London City

Mon 1505 1630

Fri 1100 1225

Sun 1750 1910

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