Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Flights between London City Airport and Zürich resumed - more connections from the heart of London.

5x weekly service restores important international route – London City's fourth most popular last year

 London City Airport welcomed the return of flights to Zürich (ZRH) on Monday.

Five flights a week, operated by home-based BA CityFlyer, will go between London’s most central airport and Zürich. The route was London City Airport’s fourth most popular in 2019, seeing 429,019 passengers fly between the UK capital and Switzerland’s largest city.

Welcoming the return of the flights, London City Airport Chief Commercial Officer, Richard Hill, said: 
“This is a positive step for the airport, good news for business travel, and important step in the economic recovery. Zürich is a key hub of international business, finance, and government. So, it is crucial that London has strong, fast and easy connections direct from the centre of the capital.

“We’re also hopeful that, with the COVID-19 case rate consistently falling in Switzerland, the Government will remove it from the quarantine list. This would be enormously welcome for our airlines and would allow them to schedule more routes and rotations through the winter season.”

London City Airport recently surveyed business leaders in the UK on their intentions to travel. Two thirds said that they consider travel to be important for the future of their business. A survey of over 4,700 customers earlier this sum also demonstrated a strong desire to travel, with 79 percent of customers saying they are likely to travel when told it’s safe to do so.

Alongside industry partners, the airport is calling on the Government to introduce a consistent testing regime for air travel which could, in the short term, substantially reduce the current requirement for quarantine. This would make travel more viable for more people, which would be a significant shot in the arm for the aviation and travel industry.

A range of measures have been put in place at the airport to create a safe and convenient environment for passengers and staff, including:
An enhanced cleaning regime, including a long-life anti-microbial surface treatment, used throughout the airport
Touch-free hand sanitiser stations
One-way systems
Perspex screens at key points of interaction, such as check-in desks
Clear signage and floor markings to help maintain social distancing and guide you through the airport
Advance crowd monitoring technology to identify and manage busy areas, using CrowdVision
Non-contact, automatic temperature checking technology for rapid preliminary screening
Staff using face masks or visors and gloves

(Photos  London City Airport)

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