British Airways is extending its route network from London City Airport with the launch of its first route to Scandinavia.
The airline is starting a new double-daily weekday service from the London Docklands airport to Copenhagen in Denmark, providing a direct air link between the two capital cities.
There will also be one flight a day from London City on Sundays and one flight from Copenhagen on Saturdays.
The new flights will start on September 12, and will be operated by British Airways’ wholly owned subsidiary BA CityFlyer with its new fleet of Embraer 190 regional jets. BA CityFlyer has four Embraer 190s in service (in addition to six Embraer 170s) and has a fifth Embraer 190 due for delivery late in 2010.
“This has been a year of firsts for us at London City Airport, with new leisure focused flights to the Balearic Islands launched earlier in the year and now our first ever venture into Scandinavia,” says Luke Hayhoe, BA CityFlyer’s commercial manager. “Once again we are responding to demand from our customers for both business and leisure travel to Denmark and we are delighted to be launching another exciting new route using our new aircraft.”
British Airways offers a selection of hand picked 2-to 5-star hotels in Copenhagen. Its selection includes the 3-star Fox Hotel, where each room is a piece of art in itself and which is a member of the world’s first CO2 neutral hotel chain, Brochner Hotels. Alternatives include the 4-star Scandic Copenhagen City, close to Tivoli; the First Hotel Vesterbro, at the heart of the city’s trendiest area; and the 5-star Design Hotel First Hotel Skt Petris.
British Airways flies to 13 destinations from London City Airport, including Edinburgh, Madrid and Nice.
On December 22, 2008, British Airways ordered six Embraer 170s and five Embraer 190SR jets for BA CityFlyer. BA CityFlyer is British Airways’ wholly owned regional subsidiary which operates international and domestic routes from London City Airport.
The deal, which has modernized BA CityFlyer’s regional fleet, also included options for another three Embraer 190SRs.
At the time of the British Airways order for E-Jets, Embraer valued the airline’s firm order at $376.5 million at list prices, in January 2008 dollars. Embraer also said the deal could reach $489 million, if BA exercised its three options.