British Airways has announced new services for this summer from London City Airport with three times daily flights to both Berlin and Hamburg.
It is the first time British Airways has operated to Berlin from London City. The new route launches on June 19 using an Embraer 190 jet.
Hamburg is currently served by British Airways’ franchise partner SUN-AIR but from 8 May British Airways will take over the route using larger Saab 2000 aircraft, more than doubling the number of seats available.
As well as the two new routes BA is adding an additional Embraer 190 jet to the airport. The additional 98-seat aircraft, arriving in June, will be the 20th Embraer to join the British Airways fleet at London City.
Together with existing services to Dusseldorf and Frankfurt means the airline will operate more than 70 flights each week to Germany direct from LCY.
In addition BA will add a weekly flight to Berlin to its new schedule from Stansted, which means it will operate to five destinations from the Essex airport this summer.
Luke Hayhoe, BA’s general manager commercial and customer, London City, said:
“Germany is a very important market for us and these new routes give both our business and leisure customers a much wider choice of destinations with a well-timed schedule.”
The flagship airline will now fly weekly to Berlin, with flights available from £35.
British Airways is able to launch the new route thanks to an additional Embraer 190 jet joining the planned 20-strong fleet at London City Airport in June.
Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager commercial and customer at London City, said: “Germany is a very important market for us and these new routes give both our business and leisure customers a much wider choice of destinations. .
“We are also delighted to take delivery of our 20th Embraer, an aircraft which is very popular with our customers for its comfort, style and low noise and emissions levels.”
Last month, BA announced it was flying from Stansted to Faro, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza.