British Airways is launching twice-daily flights to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport from London City Airport on January 9.
The airline will operate the route with 98-seat Embraer 190SRs operated by wholly owned subsidiary BA CityFlyer. British Airways converted two of three outstanding options on Embraer 190SRs on October 19. BA CityFlyer had previously ordered six Embraer 170s and five Embraer 190SRs, all of which are now in service.
One of the two additional Embraer 190SRs, which will be delivered in the first quarter, will represent the additional capacity required to allow BA CityFlyer to add its new route between London City and Stockholm-Arlanda. British Airways says it is currently in discussions with various airports regarding opportunities for new routes that the second aircraft could operate.
“Delivery of the two additional Embraer 190SRs “does of course present opportunities for us to further expand our London City schedule”, says Luke Hayhoe, BA CityFlyer’s commercial manager. “The success of our recently launched Copenhagen service and customer requests made the decision on Stockholm an exciting choice. We will announce further new services in the coming months.”
British Airways offers a selection of 3-to-5-star hotels to complement vacations in Stockholm, including the centrally located, eco-labelled 4-star Scandic Norra Bantorget; the small, intimate 4-star Stureplan, which is in a 19th-century building and offers iPads for rent at an additional charge; and the 5-star InterContinental Grand Hotel Stockholm. BA CityFlyer’s flights to Stockholm, hotels and car hire are now available on www.ba.com/Stockholm.
BA CityFlyer flies to 14 destinations from London City airport including Edinburgh, Madrid and Nice.