British Airways is launching six new routes from London City Airport for Summer 2022.
These will be operated, as usual, by the BA CityFlyer subsidiary using the fleet of Embraer E190 aircraft.
Avios seats should be bookable now and should be freely available given that the routes were only added today.
Where will BA fly from London City Airport in Summer 2022?
Here are the six routes announced today:
- Luxembourg, up to 18 flights per week – full season (27th March to 28th October)
- Barcelona, up to six flights per week – 20th June to 4th September
- Guernsey, two flights per week – 20th June to 2nd September, Mon and Fri
- Jersey, two flights per week – 20th June to 2nd September, Mon and Fri
- Milan Malpensa, daily – full season (2nd April to 28th October)
- Thessaloniki, one flight per week – 18th June to 4th September, Sat out and Sun back
Milan Malpensa appears to be in addition to flights to Linate, which are still bookable on ba.com.
Jersey and Guernsey are not technically ‘new’ routes but were not previously expected to operate this Summer.
Here are the remaining CityFlyer routes for this August, according to Cirium:
- Milan Linate
- San Sebastian
Is it worth booking Club Europe on CityFlyer flights?
If you are thinking about booking a Club Europe redemption for Avios on these routes, remember that the Embraer E190 aircraft are 2 x 2 seating throughout (pictured above). There is no ’empty middle seat’ benefit. There is also no lounge at London City Airport. Economy seats also retain free catering, with no ‘buy on board’, so you will be fed regardless.
Unless you need the extra luggage allowance, the only benefit of Club Europe on the outbound flight is the superior meal served on board. You would receive lounge access on your return if one is available, plus priority security etc.
These services are available for booking now at ba.com.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (December 2022)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.