International flights have resumed today from London’s most central airport, as the Government’s ‘Travel Corridors’ policy comes into effect.
The return of flights to popular European holiday destinations from London City Airport has been met with massive demand from travellers. Bookings for the flights operated by British Airways’ subsidiary BA CityFlyer have exceeded expectations, with passengers eager to take advantage of the safe travel conditions.
The strong demand underlines and affirms the findings of a recent survey of over 4,700 of the airport’s customers. Last month, 79% of City flyers said they were likely to travel when they are told it is safe to do so by the Government and airports or airlines. With the Government’s travel corridors policy and comprehensive safety measures at the airport both in place, people have felt confident to book flights and travel.
Richard Hill, London City Airport’s chief commercial officer, said: Today marks the start of the summer getaway season, and it’s clear that customers value the safe, careful and speedy environment that we’ve created.
Hill went to add, “I’m also delighted to see BA CityFlyer back operating from their home airport. Our partnership has been tremendously successful in the past and I am confident that it will be again, especially with more leisure routes like Nice, Mahon, Faro and Bergerac to follow, as well more daily rotations to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma. Looking ahead, I anticipate we’ll see more of our airline partners re-starting services in the coming weeks, encouraged by the demand we’re experiencing in the London market.”
BA CityFlyer today resumed flying to Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Málaga and Florence. These initially daily flights will be joined from Monday 13th July by daily KLM flights to Amsterdam and Luxair flights to Luxembourg. From Saturday 1 August, BA CityFlyer will add flights from London City Airport to other popular European destinations: Nice, Mahon, Faro and Bergerac.