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BA CityFlyer adds nine routes from London City Airport BUT scraps regional weekend flights

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BA CityFlyer has been virtually grounded due to the closure of London City Airport.  Now that the airport has re-opened, questions regarding the future of CityFlyer services have emerged.

Whilst CityFlyer normally operates 32 routes from London City, this will be reduced to just nine during the month of July.  This represents around 5% of the usual flights taking place.

According to Routes Online, the following cities will be served in July:

Dublin – 5 weekly, starts 20th July
Edinburgh
– 5 weekly, starts 20th July

Florence – 3 weekly, starts 10th July
Glasgow – 5 weekly, starts 20th July
Ibiza – daily, starts 10th July
Isle of Man – 6 weekly (this is the Loganair operated flight)
Malaga – 3 weekly, starts 10th July
Manchester – 2 flights on 31st July only
Palma Mallorca – 3 weekly, starts 10th July

All routes are operated by Embraer E190 aircraft except for the Loganair operated flight, which is on an ATR42 turboprop.

BA E190

British Airways drops ‘regional weekend’ CityFlyer services to Europe

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

As far as I can tell, all of these services appear to have been cancelled for Summer 2020 although passengers have not been notified.  Here are the impacted routes which have been cut:

From Edinburgh: Florence, Palma

From Glasgow: Palma

From Manchester: Alicante, Florence, Ibiza, Malaga, Mykonos, Nice, Palma

From Stansted: Faro, Florence, Ibiza, Malaga, Mykonos, Palma

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Comments (60)

  • Tim says:

    For the last couple of years, CityFlyer have also been running summer leisure routes out of Bristol.
    I don’t know if they were scheduled to do so this year but there may well also be some affected routes from there.

  • Andy says:

    BA assure me my Cityflyer MAN-JMK flight operates 26 Sept. However, it appears to me all regional Cityflyer summer flights will be cancelled. My accommodation is cancel fee free if I do it now. In another 2 weeks costs will be incurred. If I wait for BA to cancel avoidable costs will be incurred. If they know now the flight will not operate then they should say so and not lie.This is not the way to inspire confidence for future bookings or retain any business.

  • Sunguy says:

    Actually – this is (kinda) good news.

    Flying back to LCY on a Sunday was always fraught with danger that your aircraft would be caught running late.

    I had such a very (un) happy 9 hrs at GLA a year or so ago, where my initial LCY flight was delayed and eventually cancelled, then moved to a different LCY flight, which the inbound aircraft arrived and was promptly canceled because of running out of flight time. I eventually endedup at LHR 9hrs later than planned.

    All of this because they were running aircraft to/from Spain and other destinations and running late with limited crew.