Showing posts with label BA CityFlyer. Show all posts
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Monday, 17 January 2022

London City Airport predicts strong passenger recovery in 2022



Central London airport expects meaningful growth in 2022 as British Airways announces significant summer schedule

More than three-quarters of 2019 routes to be on the London City departure board in 2022

New routes include Thessaloniki, Barcelona and the return of 2019 top performer Milan

714,000 passengers used London City in 2021, down 21% on 2020


London City Airport expects pent up passenger demand to fuel a surge in growth in 2022, with the introduction of new routes and the return of top-selling destinations, resulting in more than three quarters of 2019 routes operating at LCY this year.

The prediction follows the announcement of a busy summer schedule for British Airways, the airport’s biggest customer, and the easing of COVID restrictions, which are helping to fuel a return to business and leisure travel.

 Flights to Milan, one of the airport’s top performing routes, and which alone carried 275,000 passengers from the centre of London to the centre of Milan in 2019, will be reinstated this year.

 
Barcelona will return to the London City network for the first time in almost a decade, while new routes such as Thessaloniki join established summer favourites like Split, Mykonos and Faro.


The upturn in confidence at the airport reflects the easing of travel restrictions and the proactive role LCY has played to work with and support its airline partners as the industry looks to bounce back from the worst of the pandemic.
 

The impact of COVID-19 can be seen in the airport’s 2021 results. 714,000 passengers used London City, down 21% on 2020 and 86% on 2019. However, in the first six months of the year, when extensive global travel restrictions were in place, the airport handled only 75,184 passengers. In the last six months, as restrictions were eased, 638,785 passengers used the airport and very strong month on month growth was achieved.
 

There were other positive trends for the airport in 2021, with business travel back strongly on all domestic routes, with Edinburgh the best performer. Internationally, Amsterdam was the airport’s strongest route, with KLM growing to four rotations per day in the autumn, with high passenger load factors. Other key business routes have included Zurich and Geneva, operated by SWISS and Frankfurt, operated by Lufthansa.
 

Saturday, 15 January 2022

More new flights from London City Airport........expansion to route network for BA CityFlyer

Whilst British Airways may be consolidating its North American route offering at the moment, the carrier is expanding services offered from London City Airport to key European markets. 
The British Airways subsidiary  BA CityFlyer is launching four new routes across Europe as well as reinstating services to the Channel Islands. 

New routes include Luxembourg and Milan starting from 27 March and will operate daily. In June the carrier will start a weekly rotation to Thessaloniki every Saturday and from 19th June a service to Barcelona will start operating six days a week. 

Routes to Jersey and Guernsey are also returning following the launch in Summer 2021.  Flights will operate on Monday and Friday from 20 June to 2 September.  

Tom Stoddart, Managing Director of BA CityFlyer, which will operate the new services, said: “As customers start to plan their next summer getaway, we wanted to offer new routes to some of the most popular European destinations.  Conveniently accessible from London City airport, they are a great addition to our extensive network.”

The flights are all scheduled to be operated by the airline's E190 aircraft, a narrow-body, twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by the Brazilian aerospace company, Embraer. BA CityFlyer operates these aircraft to the bulk of its destinations from London City Airport. 



The aircraft is a low wing design with engines mounted below the wings which are fitted with winglets, which reduces the drag and provides increased lift and improved efficiency. The high-performance, high-efficiency engines are very quiet and the aircraft exceeds the noise and emission-related requirements established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Number in fleet 24
Passenger capacity98 (1 or 2 class)
Length                 38.7m (126 feet 1 inch)
Wingspan         28.7m (94 feet 3 inches)
Engines                 2× General Electric CF34-10E turbofans
Range                 3,334km (2,072 miles)


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Thursday, 13 January 2022

BA CityFlyer expanding European routes from London City Airport.


Whilst British Airways may be consolidating its North American route offering at the moment, the carrier is expanding services offered from London City Airport to key European markets. 
The British Airways subsidiary  BA CityFlyer is launching four new routes across Europe as well as reinstating services to the Channel Islands. 

New routes include Luxembourg and Milan starting from 27 March and will operate daily. In June the carrier will start a weekly rotation to Thessaloniki every Saturday and from 19th June a service to Barcelona will start operating six days a week. 

Routes to Jersey and Guernsey are also returning following the launch in Summer 2021.  Flights will operate on Monday and Friday from 20 June to 2 September.  

Tom Stoddart, Managing Director of BA CityFlyer, which will operate the new services, said: “As customers start to plan their next summer getaway, we wanted to offer new routes to some of the most popular European destinations.  Conveniently accessible from London City airport, they are a great addition to our extensive network.”

The flights are all scheduled to be operated by the airline's E190 aircraft, a narrow-body, twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by the Brazilian aerospace company, Embraer. BA CityFlyer operates these aircraft to the bulk of its destinations from London City Airport. 



The aircraft is a low wing design with engines mounted below the wings which are fitted with winglets, which reduces the drag and provides increased lift and improved efficiency. The high-performance, high-efficiency engines are very quiet and the aircraft exceeds the noise and emission-related requirements established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Number in fleet 24
Passenger capacity98 (1 or 2 class)
Length                 38.7m (126 feet 1 inch)
Wingspan         28.7m (94 feet 3 inches)
Engines                 2× General Electric CF34-10E turbofans
Range                 3,334km (2,072 miles)


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Thursday, 8 July 2021

Flights to Newquay Commence from Belfast City Airport


Flights to popular UK holiday destination, Newquay, have taken off from Belfast City Airport for a new summer service from BA CityFlyer
 
Throughout the summer, the flights will be operated by British Airways with up to six flights a week connecting passengers with Cornwall and the southwest of England.
 
Judith Davis, Operations Manager at Belfast City Airport, said: “The launch of flights to Newquay from Belfast City Airport will be welcome news for many, giving passengers the option to holiday closer to home, reconnect with family and friends, and take a relaxing break by the coast.”
 
Flights to Cornwall Newquay Airport will be operated on an Embraer 190 jet.
 
Tom Stoddart, Managing Director of BA CityFlyer, said:  “We welcome the opportunity to connect Belfast and the South West of England to reunite families across Britain and hope it will provide a business boost for these two vital local economies this summer.
 
“This is a new route, launched at an incredibly difficult time for U.K. aviation, but we hope this service will be valued by customers and the local communities.”
 





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