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.
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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