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Further Expansion at London City

British Airways is strengthening its position as the largest airline at London City Airport adding more aircraft, new routes and extra frequencies.
 
The airline is growing its business next year with three new Embraer aircraft based at City Airport and the launch of new services to Rotterdam in Holland and Florence in Italy in March.
 
There will also be extra daily flights to Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Zurich.
 
Adam Carson, managing director of British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer, announced today (November 26) that the first two new 98-seat aircraft will join the fleet in May next year. When the third aircraft arrives there will be 17 aircraft in total, a mix of Embraer 170 and 190 jets.
 
The expansion of the London City network includes five-a-day services to Rotterdam,    four-a-week services to Florence, extra frequency on important European routes as well as the introduction of an Embraer jet on the Dusseldorf route, replacing the current Saab turboprop. 
 
From March British Airways will fly to 26 international, European and UK destinations direct from the Docklands.
 
The growth of the British Airways business comes as London City Airport seeks planning approval for a £200 million expansion to accommodate up to 120,000 flight movements a year.
 
The proposals will also allow the airport to double its passenger numbers to six million over the next ten years, and includes new aircraft parking stands, to accommodate larger aircraft.
 
 
Adam Carson said: “The growth of London City Airport will allow us to further grow our own business there. Our Embraer aircraft are very popular with our customers, for levels of comfort, low noise and emissions and we are delighted to be adding three more of the larger types to our fleet.”
 
“Although London City was built primarily as a business airport we have seen a huge demand from our customers for more holiday destinations.  We have seen growth in both the leisure and business markets and the two new routes we are launching reflects that.  Rotterdam is obviously a very important business centre while Florence is the gateway to the beautiful region of Tuscany.”
 
Declan Collier, CEO, London City Airport said:  “This cements British Airways’ position as the biggest airline operating out of London City.  A 27 per cent increase in capacity is very significant for the airport and will facilitate more choice and flexibility for passengers.  The ability to increase short-haul services from London City will also help to free up capacity for long-haul flights at other capacity-constrained airports in the South East.

Editors note

  • The new five daily flights to Rotterdam start on March 31, 2014 on a Saab 2000 aircraft which will be upgraded to an Embraer in September
  • The new four-a-week flights to Florence start on March 31 on an Embraer 190 aircraft
  • The newly launched Dusseldorf service, currently operated by a Saab 2000 aircraft, will be upgraded to an Embraer at the end of March.
  • All British Airways flights include free on-line check-in and seat selection 24 hours before departure, a generous free cabin baggage allowance and complimentary food and drink on board. Hand baggage only fares are also available from London City.

Further information

For more information please contact our External Communications Manager,  Charlotte Beeching at charlotte.beeching@londoncityairport.com

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