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What are the British Airways weekend leisure flights from London City Airport?

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Last week we published a list of all British Airways CityFlyer routes from the UK regions – ie Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh, plus Stansted.

This article has a list of all of CityFlyer’s leisure weekend destinations from London City Airport this summer.  We’ve also included weekday flights to cities which are primarily leisure-focused (Florence is in, Frankfurt is not!).

We decided to publish it after a couple of reader requests.  We accept that it is a bit of a niche one – the main people who will find this article useful are those who live or work near Canary Wharf and who find getting to Heathrow or Gatwick to be more of a pain.

During the week, BA CityFlyer flies from London City Airport to key business destinations in Europe.  At weekends it offers a range of leisure destinations to maximise the use of its aircraft.

As a reminder, CityFlyer has a fleet of Embraer aircraft with 2-2 seating in Club Europe and Euro Traveller. Unlike the mainline British Airways fleet, you get a free drink and snack service regardless of what class you book.  This is because of the logistical issues involved in running a buy on-board service given the space and crew constraints on these small aircraft.

(Of course, it’s not all good news flying from London City. There is no British Airways lounge, there is no fast track security and priority boarding has little value when 75% of the passengers have BA status!)

BA Embraer E190

As a subsidiary of British Airways, you can earn and burn Avios and tier points on CityFlyer flights just as you would on any other BA flight.

Below is the full list of CityFlyer leisure routes operated this summer from London City.

We have flagged in brackets those routes which earn 160 British Airways Executive Club tier points if you fly Club Europe and are therefore worth a look if you are chasing British Airways status.

Bergerac: Thursday – Monday
Faro: Thursday-Monday
Florence: daily
Ibiza: daily
Malaga: daily
Menorca: Friday and Monday
Mykonos: daily in July and August, Friday – Monday in May, June and September (160 tier points)
Nice: Daily
Palma: daily
Prague: Friday, Sunday, Monday
Quimper: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Rome: Thursday-Monday
San Sebastian: Friday, Monday (starts 10th July)
Santorini: Friday and Tuesday (160 tier points)
Skiathos: Friday and Monday (160 tier points)
Split: Thursday, Friday, Monday
Venice: Friday, Saturday, Monday

You can book on the BA website.  The start and end dates for the season vary by route.

PS.  If you missed it, take a look at our recent article on the top 10 reasons to apply for the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card.

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Comments (24)

  • Reeferman says:

    Malaga is only a daily flight between 30th Mar and 2nd Nov. Otherwise:
    Nov and Dec is Thu/Fri/Sun
    Jan/Feb/Mar is only Thu/Sun

  • Ricatti says:

    I liked departing LCY for it’s fast DLR through security.

    Over 8 years or so (wow) the airport became busy beyond imaginable. Things are running over capacity and to find a seat one needs to go into a restaurant.

  • Eddie Hughes says:

    Hey, Rob, London City is not too niche. For those of us living in North London, it’s far easier to get to rather than Heathrow where you either have to head over to Paddington first for the Express or have to spend 3 days on the Piccadilly line while it snakes its way through central London!

  • the_real_a says:

    I also find LCY very convenient arriving by train into london at KC. The tube/DLR is fairly straightforward and very cheap. Last time i was able to get from Yorkshire to LCY for about £13 (!) using the plentiful promo fares.

  • Jtz says:

    Thanks for this, this is perfect for us as it’s only 10 mins away, and every hour counts when we need a weekend break but the OH wants to be back on a sunday

  • Gary says:

    Anyone know when the LCY Santorini summer route starts or where to find the details? I’ve looked over the website and tried booking on various dates (Fri/Tues) but can’t seem to find anything bookable – although I’ve seen references on the site to that it exists…
    Ta