Thursday, 20 December 2018

London City Airport - Split route to start next year

The UK's British Airways will start a new direct route between London's City Airport to the wonderfully historic Croatian city of Split for the very first time next year the airline has said.

The carrier says it will fly three rotations to the popular Dalmatian coast resort in the peak summer period from June to September. The service will complement the Heathrow operation the BA flies which the airline is increasing frequency from five to seven a week next year.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager commercial and customer, said: “With the arrival of our new aircraft next year we have been looking at a number of new route and additional frequency possibilities. Split is the second largest city in Croatia and is becoming increasingly popular with customers looking for an alternative holiday destination or who are joining a cruise ship.

“It was a natural addition to our summer leisure schedule.  This summer British Airways flew to 30 destinations in the UK and Europe from London City Airport as well as the daily service to New York. This is ahead of a big boost in capacity for 2019.”

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  • London City to Split timetable:Flight No          Depart             Arrive              Days
    BA7337`          2.55pm             6.30pm            Mon & Thurs
    BA7337            2.10pm             5.45pm            Fri
  • Split to London City timetable:Flight No          Depart             Arrive              Days
    BA7336           7.20pm             8.55pm             Mon & Thurs
    BA7336           6.30pm             8.05pm             Fri

In addition to the new Split service, BA is adding extra frequency to two popular Greek Islands from London City for next summer with an extra flight on Fridays to Skiathos and a Tuesday flight to Mykonos.

Richard Hill, chief commercial officer at London City Airport, said: “For the first time ever, London City Airport will offer a connection to Croatia, and the increasingly popular town of Split - a fascinating gateway to the idyllic Dalmatian coast.

“This is a stunning holiday destination that demonstrates London City’s increasing offer of leisure destinations for everyone, and British Airways’ commitment to continued growth here. We’re thrilled that Split is a new destination in 2019, meaning the airline has its widest range of leisure routes ever, from the Balearics to the Greek islands, providing summer getaway options that our customers will love.”