BA to add flights from London City

UK national carrier, British Airways (BA), is set to further expand its operation from London City Airport with additional flights to Madrid and Stockholm.

BA Cityflyer will add a third daily flight to both cities starting from October 28, the beginning of the winter season. The move comes after BA said last month that it would launch a three-times daily service between London City and Dusseldorf. BA is also adding a new service from London City to Granada from July 25.

The additional services are both scheduled to depart London City at 12.50. The new return flight leaves Madrid at 13.25 to arrive in London at 14.40. The new flight to Stockholm Arlanda will leave London City at 12.50 and arrive in Sweden at 16.10. The extra return service departs from Stockholm at 13.30 and arrives in London at 14.55.

The existing two flights to Stockholm take-off at 0920 and 1840, while the other two flights to Stockholm Arlanda leave at 0930 and 1905.

‘The additional flights will both operate in the middle of the day, perfect timing for leisure travellers and giving even more choice for business customers,’ said BA.

Starting September 1, British Airways will also offer a three-times daily service operated by 50-seater Saab 2000 aircraft, leased from Eastern Airways in full British Airways livery. Flights will depart from London City at 0735, 1425 and 1855, with the return flights from Dusseldorf departing at 0635, 1315 and 1800.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways general manager commercial at London City, said at the time, ‘We have launched a number of new leisure routes from London City in the past couple of years. Now we are very excited to be going to a great business city like Dusseldorf which offers significant trade links with the city of London.’