Through subsidiary BA CityFlyer, British Airways is increasing its leisure-service offering from London City Airport to Southern European sunspot destinations to 41 flights a week at the height of the 2011 summer season.
The airline is launching new routes to Faro and Malaga in June and adding more flights from London City Airport (LCY) to Nice, Palma and Ibiza, using Embraer 170s and Embraer 190s.
From May until September, BA CityFlyer will increase frequency on its existing Nice service to two daily round-trips. From July to September, the carrier will also increase the frequency of its flights from LCY to Palma and Ibiza from four round-trips a week on each route to 10.
Meanwhile, BA CityFlyer starts four-times-weekly flights to Faro on June 7 and three-times-weekly flights to Malaga on June 8. Both routes will operate year-round.
“We first launched leisure only flights from London City last year in direct response to demand from our customers. They proved so popular, particularly during the summer months that we have decided to expand them further this year,” says Luke Hayhoe, BA CityFlyer’s commercial manager.
“The addition of two extra aircraft to the fleet means we can also offer year-round services to the summer and winter sun destinations of Malaga and Faro,” adds Hayhoe.
By this summer BA CityFlyer will be operating six Embraer 170s and seven Embraer 190SRs.