BA launches new flights to Berlin Tegel from London City & Stansted

British Airways will fly from London City to Berlin Tegel up to three times daily and operate occasional services to Stansted.

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London Stansted (Image Credit: British Airways)
London Stansted (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is to fly to Berlin Tegel airport from London City and London Stansted airports from Sunday 19 June 2016.

Flights to Berlin from London City will operate up to 3x daily all year round. From London Stansted, flights will operate once-weekly at weekends for the summer season.

Flights will be operated using Embraer E-190 aircraft and BA will offer a two class Club Europe business class and EuroTraveller economy service.

Berlin is the fifth seasonal destination for BA at London Stansted, after it launched seasonal flights to Faro, Ibiza, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca.

The timings below are not particularly useful for anyone in the UK flying from Stansted looking to spend a weekend in Berlin. We can only surmise that the main benefit is positioning an aircraft at Stansted to operate BA’s other weekend flights from the airport.

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BA launches seasonal London City – Bergerac from May 2016

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BA CityFlyer Embraer at London City Airport

British Airways is to launch a new summer seasonal route from London City airport to Bergerac from Sunday 1 May 2016.

The route will initially operate to Bergerac airport three times a week (Monday, Friday, and Sunday), increasing to four times a week between Thursday 23 June to Thursday 1 September 2016.

As is par the course for seasonal London City routes flight times vary by day, but broadly speaking flights leave London City mid-morning and return from Bergerac early afternoon.

The route will be operated by a combination of Embraer aircraft owned by British Airways and a Saab 2000 aircraft which is operated under a “wet lease” by Eastern Airways.

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BA launches seasonal London City – Mykonos & Santorini

BA has launched summer seasonal routes from London City to Mykonos and Santorini for summer 2015.

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Mykonos (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways has launched two new summer seasonal routes from London City airport to the Greek islands of Mykonos and Santorini from June 2015.

Flights to Mykonos operate four times weekly from Monday 29 June to Sunday 6 September 2015.

Flights to Santorini operate twice weekly from Tuesday 30 June to Friday 4 September 2015.

BA also flies to Mykonos and Santorini on a summer seasonal basis from London Heathrow, enabling passengers to “mix and match” departure and arrival airports.

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BA launches London City – Hamburg from 27 October 2014

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Hamburg (Image Credit: British Airways)
Hamburg (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways’ expansion at London City airport continues with the launch of a twice daily service, excluding weekends, from the airport to Hamburg in Germany from 27 October 2014.

The route will be operated for BA by its Scandinavian franchise partner SUN-AIR using a single cabin (so no Club Europe business class) Dornier 328 Turboprop commuter aircraft.

Here is the planned timetable:

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BA launches London City – Dublin from 26 October 2014

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Sunset in Dublin, Ireland (Image Credit: British Airways)
Sunset in Dublin, Ireland (Image Credit: British Airways)

The London City – Dublin route is going to become significantly more competitive from 26 October 2014 when British Airways launches a five daily service between the two airports.

This route has traditionally been a mainstay of CityJet which operates the route up to 7 times a day. BA will also be completing against Flybe, a new entrant to the airport, which also launches this route at the time as BA.

There are two points of note from this announcement:

1. It shows a significant commitment by BA to Dublin.

Until two years ago, BA did not serve the city at all as it relied on codeshares with Aer Lingus. BA returned to Dublin after it inherited the London Heathrow – Dublin route from BA. From 26 October 2014, BA will operate up to 13 flights a day combined from London Heathrow and London City. BA is also moving London Heathrow – Dublin flights from Terminal 1 to 5 on the same day.

2. This puts more competitive pressure on CityJet.

This is the second occasion in recent times BA has launched a route at London City that has been well served CityJet, which was recently sold by Air France-KLM. The other route being Rotterdam. CityJet has withdrawn routes such as London City – Edinburgh and diversified away from London City, launching routes from UK regional airports, such as Cardiff.

BA is cancelling the London City – Aberdeen and London City – Stockholm routes to make way for this service and flights are now on sale on ba.com

BA turns up the pressure on CityJet at London City

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BA Embraer E170 London City Airport
BA Embraer E170 London City Airport (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways has often been criticised in the past for failing to prove it can compete with rival airlines outside its base at London Heathrow, where it now commands nearly 50% of take off and landing slots. Witness how the airline withdrew entirely from regional point to point operations five years ago and, as reported yesterday, has ceded a significant share of traffic at London Gatwick to easyJet.

The one exception to this is at London City. Some five years ago CityJet, an airline with a complex history and structure, but now under the ownership of Air France KLM, dominated short-haul operations at the airport, with more than twice the share of take off and landing slots as British Airways.

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BA launches London City – Düsseldorf from 1 September 2013

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Dusseldorf (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways, through its subsidiary BA CityFlyer, is to launch a new route from London City airport to Düsseldorf from 1 September 2013.

This will complement the existing service from London Heathrow to Düsseldorf. The route will be operated on behalf of BA by Eastern Airways under a BA livered Saab 2000 aircraft.

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Here is the initial planned timetable:

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