British Airways launches a new route to Belfast City Airport

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British Airways has announced its first new route for some time, if you exclude those routes forcibly moved from Gatwick to Heathrow in recent weeks!

From 1st September, BA CityFlyer will fly from London City Airport to Belfast City Airport.  It will run daily, except Saturdays.

British Airways launches London City Airport to Belfast City Airport

British Airways and its sister airline Aer Lingus already fly to Belfast City from Heathrow.  London City to Belfast City was previously operated by Flybe.

If you are thinking of trying out the route, our review of the British Airways lounge at Belfast City is here and our review of the Aspire Lounge at Belfast City is here.  Aspire has recently taken over the management of the British Airways lounge and it is possible that the two spaces will be merged at some point.

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  1. fivebobbill says:

    Can anyone tell me if I will be able to collect/use Avios on the new BA CityFlyer Belfast flight, and would it count as a flight towards your BA status?

    • fivebobbill says:

      Sorry, just to add, I used this connection regularly pre Covid when FlyBe operated it and was very sorry to see it go, much more convenient than Heathrow, and able to use/collect Avios on it.

    • Yes and yes.

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