British Airways City Flyer offers new European routes for summer 2022

British Airways is launching four new routes across Europe for the coming summer season.

Operating from London City Airport, customers can now book to fly to Barcelona, Luxembourg, Milan and Thessaloniki – adding to BA CityFlyer’s network. Flights to all destinations will operate on BA CityFlyer’s Embraer E190 aircraft. Luxembourg and Milan will operate from March 27, every day of the week. On 18 June, Thessaloniki will launch, operating once a week on Saturday, while on 19 June, Barcelona will operate six times a week – every day apart from Saturday.

A limited number of tickets start from the below fares, based on a return ticket in Euro Traveller to Barcelona with fares from £82; to Luxembourg from £82; to Milan from £104 and to Thessaloniki from £126. Routes to Jersey and Guernsey are also returning following their launch in Summer 2021. Flights will operate on Monday and Friday from June 20 to September 2.

Tom Stoddart, Managing Director of BA CityFlyer, which will operate the new services, said: ‘As customers start to plan their next summer getaway, we wanted to offer new routes to some of the most popular European destinations. Conveniently accessible from London City airport, they are a great addition to our extensive network.’

British Airways has introduced a flexible booking policy allowing customers to exchange their booking for a voucher or move their dates without incurring a change fee if their plans change. British Airways Holidays’ customers also have access to a range of additional flexible booking options, as part of the company’s Customer Promise, including securing a holiday with a deposit from £60pp.

Ryanair launches new London Stansted to Luxembourg route

Ryanair, the Irish low-fares airline, has further expanded its London Stansted winter 2016 schedule with a new daily service to Luxembourg from September, 2016.

The service is the latest addition to Ryanair’s European route network and the fourth new Stansted route this winter in addition to Hamburg, Timisoara and Toulouse.

Ryanair’s London Stansted winter 2016 schedule will deliver 109 routes in total, including four new routes to: Hamburg (twice daily), Luxembourg (daily), Timisoara (daily) and Toulouse (daily); two new winter services to Jerez (twice weekly) and Sofia (twice daily), more flights to Alicante (10 weekly), Bordeaux ( five weekly), Faro (daily), Gran Canaria (six weekly), Lanzarote (four weekly), Malta (four weekly), Nuremberg (twice daily), Seville (nine weekly) and Valencia (daily). The airline will operate over 1,000 weekly flights delivering 20 million customers per annum, and providing some 15,000 ‘on-site’ jobs per annum at the airport.

Ryanair’s Robin Kiely said: ‘We are pleased to launch a new London Stansted route to Luxembourg, our newest market, with a daily service starting from September, as part of our winter 2016 schedule, which includes 3 other new routes to Hamburg, Timisoara, Toulouse and will deliver 20m customers p.a. and support 15,000 jobs at London Stansted Airport.

Seats on our new Luxembourg route are on sale now from just £19.99, which are available for booking until Monday (23 May) for travel in September. Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto and book themselves a low fare trip to Luxembourg.’

In Luxembourg, Johann Vennest, President and CEO of Luxembourg Airport, said: ‘There has been a lot of speculation about the arrival of Ryanair at Luxembourg Airport; now we can finally confirm the airline has decided to serve Luxembourg. 2016 is becoming a very successful year for our airport and Ryanair is the 5th new airline to decide to fly from Luxembourg this year. Passengers now have a very wide choice of 70 destinations served directly by a selection of full service airlines and low fare airlines.’

Easyjet Announces New Services from London Gatwick Airport to Luxembourg

Easyjet, a UK-based airline company, is offering new services from London Gatwick Airport in the UK to Findel Airport, in Luxembourg, with flights to commence from October 29, 2012.

The airline is offering a four times weekly service from London to Luxembourg, giving competition to the two airlines that are already flying the route, British Airways, another UK-based airline, and Luxair, a Luxembourg-based airline company.

Luxembourg is a an important commercial centre in Europe, with a number of international companies, including Amazon, Paypal, Exxon Mobil and Skype, having their global headquarters based there, so a new connection to the city of Luxembourg from London will give business travellers more choice when flying on the route.

The airline also intends to increase the number of flights on the route in due course.

Paul Simmons, the airline’s UK director, said, ‘The launch of our new services to Luxembourg further bolsters our network of business destinations across Europe. Luxembourg is a key addition to the winter schedule which clearly demonstrates our commitment to providing a comprehensive range of key business routes, taking on the flag carriers, head on.’

The airline is also currently offering a new winter schedule, with the expansion of its services to Tel Aviv (Israel), Tallinn (Estonia), Turin (Italy), Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Geneva (Switzerkland), Venice (Italy), Isle of Man and Copenhagen (Denmark) from its UK airports.

The new route and expanded services mean that the airline is offering around 230,000 more seats. These new seats will be on sale from this week.