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BA CityFlyer expands at Belfast City Airport

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When the Air Lingus Regional franchise holder Stobart Air collapsed in June, BA CityFlyer stepped up to operate some of the services that the airline had been flying from Belfast City to the UK.

This was a smart move for both sides. IAG was able to keep the routes operating until Aer Lingus can arrange a new franchise partner, and BA CityFlyer was able to use some of the Embraer aircraft which were sitting idle whilst services at London City Airport remain depressed.

BA CityFlyer E190

BA CityFlyer was due to pull out at the end of October 2021, but it has now been decided that the airline will continue flying for another six months to the end of March 2022.

From 31st October, BA CityFlyer will offer the following routes from Belfast City:

  • Belfast City – Exeter (four flights per week)
  • Belfast City – Glasgow (13 flights per week)
  • Belfast City – Leeds Bradford (10 flights per week)
  • Belfast City – Birmingham (16 flights per week)

Birmingham is a new route and will be the only British Airways presence at the airport.


How to earn Avios points from UK credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (October 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards. Both have increased sign-up bonuses until 2nd November 2021:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

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You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

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American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

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The 30,000 points bonus on Amex Gold runs to 9th November 2021. The 60,000 points bonus on The Platinum Card runs to 2nd November 2021.

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We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card:

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You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies. This card has a limited time offer of 60,000 Avios when you sign up:

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Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (31)

  • Cuchlainn says:

    No flights loaded for BHX-BHD on Avios or BA sites yet, unfortunately.

    • Save East Coast Rewards says:

      Some of the cash rates are quite low. I’d not be spending points on this.

      • Cuchlainn says:

        HBO / off-peak, yes – unfortunately my children don’t understand these things 😟

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