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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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Comments (35)

  • Sam Wardill says:

    I have not received the rebate from Virgin Credit Card and I assume I will not unless I renew (which I will not). My renewal would be in Sept

    • Alan says:


    • Matt says:

      December renewal date, no £40 refund for me. Also not planning to renew for a third year unless they pay in the next few days.

      • luckyjim says:

        Why would £40 in your hand now make it more worthwhile to renew in December?

        • jc says:

          It wouldn’t be £40 in hand now, it would be an email now promising £40 after paying the next fee.

          • Lady London says:

            And unlike Amex, Virgin does not give pro rata refunds for unused months when you downgrade or cancel.

            So once you’ve paid your £160 annual fee you arent ever getting anymore of it back. Except for this one-time £40 offer.

            Wondering if those that havent had it are those who dont have transactions going through ATM

          • Leigh says:

            November renewal date, received the email but no £40 credit yet. I have many transactions going through ATM.

    • The Streets says:

      Have you checked your latest transactions? Mine was posted there

  • KBuffett says:

    Is the Hilton revolution still going?

  • Peter Lauris says:

    My renewal was in April 2020, but have already received the £40 credit to my account.

  • Mike says:

    business bundle not showing on my (supplemetary) amex business gold card offers.
    The Dell and dropbox offers are there

  • Andrew says:

    Offers across Platinum and BAPP seem to be drying up. I hope they will continue to offer reasons not to cancel, they were doing quite well.

  • memesweeper says:

    I think the BA CF route LCY BHD is the first ex-Flybe route they’ve taken on.

  • Ali M says:

    OT : whats Hilton Revolution?

  • S says:

    On the virgin plus card do you get the voucher as soon as you hit £10k or do you have to renew. £160 for a second year does not seem worth it these days.
    I have not received the rebate either

    • Secret Squirrel says:

      Think you get the voucher regardless of renewing as you hit the required spend.

    • PaulC says:

      On the back of this question where do you find your voucher and how do you use it?
      Newbie to VA, have always collected Avios.

      • jc says:

        It’s listed as a line in your Flying Club online account, in the activity list, as something like “Virgin Atlantic Reward Qualification”, and you use it (and/or double check it) by calling Flying Club.