Following delivery of a newly ordered Embraer 190 in late summer 2012, British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer is to expand its route network at London City Airport, where it is now officially the largest operator with the highest number of routes and customers.
BA CityFlyer’s latest Embraer 190 will be its eighth, and the new E-Jet will bring the carrier’s total fleet size to 14 aircraft.
The Embraer 190 will be used for new year-round flights from London City Airport to Venice beginning in September and to increase service frequency by one flight a day to the key business destinations of Frankfurt Airport and Glasgow Airport.
BA CityFlyer will actually begin operating the extra LCY-Frankfurt flight in March, and the extra flight to Glasgow in September.
News of the expansion comes as British Airways prepares to start new services in May from the Docklands airport to Mahon in Menorca, Quimper in Britanny and Angers in the Loire Valley in France.
As BA CityFlyer continues to grow its network, passengers will have more choices of leisure destinations from London City Airport. By September, British Airways and subsidiary BA CityFlyer will serve a total of 22 destinations in the UK, Europe and the United States from London City Airport.
“We are very excited about the arrival of our 14th aircraft, which will add frequency to existing business destinations and has opened up new flying possibilities to popular leisure destinations,” says Peter Simpson, managing director of BA CityFlyer.
“Our customers love the quick and easy service at London City, just 15 minutes from curbside to airside, making the most of their valuable time,” adds Simpson.