British Airways launches London City – Munich

British Airways will fly from London City to Munich up to three times daily from 16 February 2019.

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St. Maximilian Church and River Isar, Munich
St. Maximilian Church and River Isar, Munich (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways is to launch a new route from London City to Munich.

The airline will fly to Munich up to three times daily from Saturday 16 February 2019. Flights will be operated with Embraer E190 aircraft.

This will be the only direct flight from London City to Munich. The BA press release specifically refers to one BA corporate client Siemens welcoming the route, which suggests they may have provided guarantees to secure the route.

BA is also due to launch a new route from London City to Rome from November. These new routes are enabled by the addition of four new Embraer aircraft and further route announcements are expected. Full details of BA’s route network at London City is available at ba.com

Here is the timetable. As BA also flies from Heathrow to Munich up to 7 times daily it is of course possible to “mix and match” London departure and arrival airports, if that is convenient.

Flights are on sale now at ba.com

London City – Munich

Flight BA3291 Depart London City 08:10 – Arrive Munich 10:55 (Monday – Saturday)
Flight BA3293 Depart London City 13:50 – Arrive Munich 16:35 (Monday – Friday, Sunday)
Flight BA3295 Depart London City 18:40 – Arrive Munich 21:25 (Monday – Friday, Sunday)

Munich – London City

Flight BA3292 Depart Munich 06:45 – Arrive London City 07:40 (Monday – Saturday)
Flight BA3294 Depart Munich 12:20 – Arrive London City 13:25 (Monday – Friday, Sunday)
Flight BA3296 Depart Munich 17:15 – Arrive London City 18:10 (Monday – Friday, Sunday)

BA launches “day tripper” weekend tickets from London Heathrow

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BA Airbus A319 aircraft at London Heathrow (Image Credit: British Airways)
BA Airbus A319 aircraft at London Heathrow (Image Credit: British Airways)

British Airways continues to battle to regain lost market share in the European short-haul market from easyJet.

The airline has today, 5 March 2014, announced a new fare enabling passengers to do “out and back in a day” trips to a number of short-haul destinations in the UK and mainland Europe on Saturdays and Sundays.

The lead-in return fares are £79 to Dublin and Geneva, £89 for Edinburgh and Rome and £99 for Vienna and Munich. These fares are available for booking now and we note that relatively short notice weekend fares for these destinations are significantly cheaper than others.

BA claim that these fares may be extended to other short-haul destinations in due course. We infer these fares are something of an experiment to help fill otherwise relatively quiet early morning and late night flights on weekends.

That said, this is a welcome innovation and certainly something we can see ourselves taking advantage of.

If the experience of “Hand Baggage Only” fares is anything to by, it should be extended across the network very quickly.

Flights are on sale now at ba.com