In another ‘I never thought they’d do that, but it might be worth a go’ moment, British Airways has announced a new route to Bergerac in France – from London City.
The service will start on 5th May and operate over the Summer only. It will operate with a mix of Embraer 190, Embraer 170 and Saab 2000 aircraft.
The timings are pretty random:
Monday and Thursday 11.15 – 13.50
Friday 09.30 – 12.15
Sunday 17.10 – 19.45
Monday and Thursday 14.25 – 15.00
Friday 13.00 – 13.45
Sunday 20.25 – 21.00
A fourth weekly service will be added over the peak Summer months.
There is little point in booking Club Europe on this route, given the lack of a lounge at London City and the fact that seating is 2 x 2 across the entire aircraft.
Cash and Avios tickets are already bookable at ba.com. Availability seems to be restricted to two economy and two business class seats per flight. As usual with new routes, Avios availability is excellent. At the time of writing, the August bank holiday weekend was available, for example – albeit I expect a HFP reader to have snaffled that by 7am ….