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Winter sun routes from London City

British Airways is bringing a bit of winter sunshine to London City Airport by extending its popular Palma and Ibiza flights to a year-round service.
At present the two Balearic Island destinations are summer-only routes, but from October they will continue through the winter with two flights a week on Thursdays and Sundays. 
The news will come as a welcome boost to Ibiza as the island does not currently have a single direct service to the UK during the winter.
The two islands are very popular with leisure customers through the summer now winter sun seekers and second home owners have the chance to fly there in style throughout the year.
Luke Hayhoe, general manager commercial, BA CityFlyer, said: “Leisure flying is a really important part of our business now from London City.  Winter sun breaks are a very popular market and with London City’s unique 20 minute check-in time with luggage customers can leave the gloom of winter and be in the sun in less than three hours.”
British Airways offers all-inclusive fares to all destinations, which include a generous free 23kg luggage allowance, free on-line check-in and seat selection 24 hours before departure and complimentary food and drink on board.

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London City Airport (LCY) is the only airport situated in London itself, just two miles from the site of the 2012 Olympic Games, three miles from Canary Wharf, seven miles from the City and 10 miles from London’s West End – linked to all via the LCY Docklands Light Railway station. Welcoming over 3 million passengers in 2011, LCY is not only uniquely convenient, but offers a uniquely rapid transit, through check-in and security to the departure lounge and gate, of around 20 minutes. 12 airlines fly out of LCY, serving over 40 destinations including Dublin, Madrid and Geneva – the latest additions for 2012 are Aberdeen, Venice, Basel, Mahon, Angers and Quimper. LCY is on Twitter (@londoncityairport) and further information about flights, destinations and airport services can be found at

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