The great merry go round of route changes at London City continues.
Skywork Airlines suspends Basel
Skywork Airlines is to withdraw from London City with the suspension of its route to Basel from Sunday 29 October 2017.
Any one with bookings after this date will be entitled to a full refund. Basel will continue to be served by BA from Heathrow, easyJet from Luton and Gatwick and Ryanair from Stansted. The news was confirmed in a press release last week.
VLM returns to London City
On a more positive note, VLM Airlines is to return to London City.
VLM will take over London City – Antwerp from CityJet from Monday 30 October 2017. VLM will fly to Antwerp three times daily Monday – Wednesday, four times daily Thursday – Friday and twice daily on Sundays.
Flights will be operated with a 50 seat Fokker 50 turboprop aircraft.
London City airport has received planning permission from Newham Council to make investments in its infrastructure to expand capacity at the airport.
London City airport say that additional runway capacity will enable larger aircraft to operate from the airport and enable the number of flights at the airport to increase from 70,000 to 110,000 (a cap imposed by Newham Council).