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New Aberdeen route launched

25/09/2012
British Airways increases capacity between London and Aberdeen by 58 per Cent.
 
 
British Airways has today (September 24) launched its new service between London City Airport and Aberdeen.
 
The airline will operate three return services a day using aircraft from its fleet of new Embraer 170 and 190 jets.
 
From October, British Airways will also expand its Heathrow  - Aberdeen service by adding another ten flights a week, increasing capacity on the
route by 39 per cent.
 
The total increase in capacity on British Airways flights between Aberdeen and London will be 58 per cent.
 
Luke Hayhoe, general manager commercial for British Airways at London City, said: “Our direct flights to Edinburgh and Glasgow from London City are
extremely popular for both business and leisure travellers.
 
“We are delighted to have added flights from London City to Aberdeen, linking the UK’s financial and business hub with Europe's oil capital.
 
“This new route complements the existing Heathrow - Aberdeen   service, giving our customers greater choice and additional frequency when
travelling between these two great wealth generating cities."
 
Declan Collier, Chief Executive, London City Airport, welcomed the commencement of the LCY- Aberdeen service and reinforced the airport's
commitment to a key route linking two business centres.
 
"Business travellers departing to, or arriving from Aberdeen will benefit from our 20/10 proposition - a 20 minute check in from door to gate and a
ten minute arrival from tarmac to train - which will allow them to access Canary Wharf, the City and Westminster quickly and easily.
 
“Adding Aberdeen to the 42 destinations that we already serve further cements LCY's position as the business traveller's preferred airport for
domestic and European travel."

Passengers using this service are entitled to a generous free 23kg luggage allowance, free online check-in and seat selection 24 hours before departure, as well as complimentary food and drink on board.

Editors note

London City Airport (LCY) is the only London airport situated in London itself, just three miles from Canary Wharf, seven miles from the City and 10 miles from London’s West End and linked to all via the Docklands Light Railway. Infrastructure improvements in 2011 catered for 3 million passengers and 70,000 movements, while in 2012 LCY celebrated its millionth flight, 35 millionth passenger and 25 years of operation. LCY offers a unique 20/10 proposition – a 20 minute check in, from door to gate, and a 10 minute arrival, from tarmac to train. 10 airlines fly out of LCY, serving 42 destinations, including Dublin, Madrid and Geneva . Seven new destinations were added in 2012, and the airport has permission to increase its operation to 120,000 movements per annum. 

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