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British Airways adds six new routes from London City for Summer 2022, bookable now

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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.

BA CityFlyer six new routes

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.

BA British Airways Cityflyer Embraer cabin

Here are the remaining CityFlyer routes for this August, according to Cirium:

  • Amsterdam
  • Belfast
  • Bergerac
  • Berlin
  • Dublin
  • Düsseldorf
  • Edinburgh
  • Faro
  • Florence
  • Frankfurt
  • Geneva
  • Glasgow
  • Ibiza
  • Malaga
  • Menorca
  • Milan Linate
  • Mykonos
  • Nice
  • Palma
  • Quimper
  • Rotterdam
  • San Sebastian
  • Santorini
  • Skiathos
  • Split
  • Zurich

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.

Comments (58)

  • PGW says:

    I second the point on Club Europe on these routes. Snag an exit row in.Economy and you will have better seat that any of those in Club. Maybe there’s a very marginal benefit fo those chasing Tier Points but beyond that I don’t understand why anybody would pay the difference.

    • Bluekjp says:

      You’ve must blindly walk past seats 2c and 2d in Club on the Embraer 190’s. They have the most legroom in Club Europe departing any London airport by a country mile with the only exception being when a longhaul aircraft is occasionally used when cargo space is required.

    • Andrew H says:

      Damn – I booked Club with Avios to Berlin in May.

      Never mind…

  • supergraeme says:

    Yep, they helpfully changed my LCY-Linate booking to LCY-Malpensa, ruining my cheap car hire and lumbering me with expensive options. Boo.

  • nick says:

    Note for anyone booking the summer holiday routes that if Club loads exceed 24 you won’t be served a hot meal, it’ll be a cold salad instead. This is because the BACF Embraers don’t have enough oven space for more than that. Never an issue on business-routes, but will be on the beach flights.

    • Benilyn says:

      No carbs before marbs though with the salad?

    • IslandDweller says:

      I’m sure you’re correct about not getting a hot meal if the Club load is more than 24. But I don’t think oven capacity is the issue. I’ve been on E190 when the whole 98 passengers have been served a hot breakfast, so the ovens can do a lot of hot meals.
      I suspect it’s a service issue – there is only one crew member for Club and one for the rest of the plane

      • Nick says:

        There are two crew members, who serve in both cabins. It’s definitely an oven issue. No idea how other airlines set up their aircraft but for BACF that’s the reason. And they won’t heat at the back and carry up to the front (which other airlines might choose to do).

        • Bagoly says:

          They could even cap the number of Club seats at 24, with the last few priced very high to crimp demand.

          • Ben says:

            Or they could carry a mix of hot and cold meals (24 hot and the rest cold) – as they do on mainline BA. That way at least MOST people who want a hot meal will get one, rather than nobody getting one.

  • Richard S says:

    Prague dropped from end of March then…

  • Josh Critchley says:

    ‘Exclusive’
    No it isn’t.
    It’s a BA press release available to anyone on Reuters.

    • Rob says:

      Er, no. We published this article at 10.30, the BA press release went out at 2pm.

      • Josh Critchley says:

        In which case that’s an offence of improper market disclosure.

        • Rob says:

          I’m sure your legal knowledge on City matters trumps what I learned in 17 years – and I remain a Fellow of CISI – but I think you’ll find writing about a flight which is publicly available for booking on the BA website is not problematic 🙂

  • Andrew J says:

    Although now that the CX and QF lounges are open again at T3, I’m more interested in booking BA short haul flights from there.

  • Marcin says:

    18 flights per week to Luxembourg? Is that correct?? Seems a lot!

  • ACK says:

    Interesting comment about CE seats on BACF. Only flew in Y before but had the pleasure of flying AY in J on E190. This was summer 2021, multiple times and everyone had an empty seat next to them. I couldn’t even book a seat next to mrs ack. Thought this was common on a 2×2 seater.

    • dougzz99 says:

      Airlines with proper business class seating usually go 1 + 2 layout in business on the Embraers. I love the single seats on the smaller aircraft. BA are not going to leave half the seats empty in business, just not how they see the market.

    • dougzz99 says:

      Just to add, I think in terms of the flight rather than the other bits and pieces that make business class, the economy experience on a E190 is preferable to the Club Europe experience on a A3xx, especially if it has new squashed in seating. On longer flights where the food and drink become a factor maybe not for all, but personally I’d take better space over cheap champagne and poor food any time.

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