British Airways announces new route to Alicante from London City

British Airways has announced plans to launch a new leisure service to Alicante from London City Airport this summer.

The new flights to the popular holiday destination on Spain’s Costa Blanca will operate four times a week for 10 weeks from the end of June.

The new Alicante route will be the seventh Spanish route for British Airways at London City, where already operates flights to Madrid, Malaga, Palma, Ibiza and Menorca. In addition it also operates services to Granada, which is the only direct air-link from the UK to the Andalucian airport.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager commercial and customer, London City, said: ‘The Spanish Costas are still one of the most sought after holiday destinations for British holiday makers and our new service means they can travel from the heart of London to Alicante in just two and a half hours.’

With the launch of the new service, British Airways will serve 33 destinations direct from the Docklands, where the airline is also launching new services to Berlin and Hamburg this summer.

During July and August, British Airways will offer over 170,000 leisure seats to Europe from London City, 40,000 more than last summer, and will operate extra 433 flights. The busiest days are expected to see more than 20 leisure flights a day.

British Airways will add a new 98-seat Embraer 190 jet at London City in June, which will be the 20th Embraer aircraft to join its fleet there. All British Airways flights include a choice of two cabins, Club Europe and Eurotraveller, complimentary refreshments and drinks on board and no debit card charges, the airline said.