By Edward Robertson
British Airways is launching two new routes from London City Airport to Jersey and Gibraltar this summer.
Both routes will operate twice weekly once they launch on June 25, with Embraer E190 aircraft used on the service under the BA CityFlyer brand.
The routes are intended to complement current services to both destinations already offered by BA from other UK airports.
BA CityFlyer managing director Tom Stoddart said: “It’s great to be able to launch these two new services to Gibraltar and Jersey – it’s something customers have been asking us to do for quite a while.
“Whether it’s for a holiday or visiting friends or relatives who live either end of route when the time is right, customers will benefit from direct flights to and from the extremely conveniently located London City Airport.”
Gibraltar’s minister for business, tourism, transport and the port Vijay Daryanani said: “This is excellent news and continues to show the confidence that the industry has in Gibraltar as a destination.
“A seasonal link with London City Airport operated by BA CityFlyer brings yet another operator to Gibraltar and opens up a further catchment area from the UK.
“This service will complement BA’s mainline services from Heathrow and the local business and financial services community will undoubtedly welcome a link to London’s financial district.
“Our tourism, retail and hospitality industries can also look forward to greeting customers from the City and the east London catchment area.”
Ports of Jersey group CEO Matt Thomas said: “We are delighted to see the Island once again connected to London City and look forward to working alongside BA Cityflyer.
“We understand the importance of connectivity to London’s financial centre, as well as for Islanders wanting easy access to central London, or to take advantage of the many onward connections available.”