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Where will British Airways fly from London Stansted airport in 2024?

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With Easter out of the way and thoughts of summer breaks coming to the fore, I thought it was worth another look at the new routes that British Airways will fly from London Stansted in 2024.

There was a flurry of coverage about this news when it was announced late last year, because it was so unexpected, but I think most people have forgotten that it was coming.

This is very much a ‘toe in the water’ for now as you will see.

Where will British Airways fly from London Stansted airport in 2024?

Where will British Airways fly from Stansted?

BA will launch three routes for summer 2024:

  • Florence
  • Ibiza
  • Nice

All three routes will be operated by BA Cityflyer and will commence on 18th May.

Flight times are as following (note that these times have moved slightly since the initial announcement):

Florence

  • On Sundays, BA7017 departs Stansted at 07.50 and arrives in Florence at 11.05
  • On Saturdays, BA7016 departs Florence at 16.15 and arrives in Stansted at 17.30
Where will British Airways fly from London Stansted airport in 2024?

Ibiza

  • On Sundays, BA7309 departs Stansted at 16.05 and arrives in Ibiza at 19.30
  • On Saturdays, BA7308 departs Ibiza at 12.00 and arrives in Stansted at 13.30

Nice

  • On Sundays, BA2333 departs Stansted at 08.35 and arrives in Nice at 11.30
  • On Saturdays, BA2332 departs Nice at 11.20 and arrives in Stansted at 12.20

Flights will be on Embraer 190 aircraft. These have 2×2 seating in both Club Europe and Euro Traveller.

Unlike Cityflyer flights from London City, there IS a lounge at Stansted – the Escape lounge. It’s pretty poor and usually heaving, although the upcoming Emirates lounge will relieve a lot of the pressure on it. Our last review of the Escape lounge at Stansted is here.


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Comments (51)

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  • Gordon says:

    I use Stansted where possible, as it’s an hour drive from my house, and I don’t have to navigate the unpredictable M25.

    Has anyone any experience flying on the Embracer 190, I have a couple of internal flights on one in Nairobi in August, with Kenya Airways, so was interested in people’s experience?

    • memesweeper says:

      2×2 seating which I like on BA – no experience with Kenya Airways.

    • Lee says:

      Obviously short haul but aircraft good and food and drinks better (I know only from City airport) than from Gatwick or Heathrow!! Let’s hope Stansted will have same catering as City?

    • d3vski says:

      The E190 on Kenya Airways is the best economy set-up. 2×2 with decent legroom, and seat back TV.

      Done plenty of flights in and around Kenya and East Africa on them. Very comfortable aircraft.

      • Gordon says:

        Thanks for the info, Flying NBO – NBA & NBO – EBB, between safaris, should be interesting!

        • Kpworldtravels says:

          Have done plenty of domestic flights on the KQ E190/195 aircracts. Very decent. They also have IFE screens. What is NBA?

    • Michael C says:

      I like the idea of an Embracer, with its comforting, figure-hugging seats!

  • Andrew says:

    Flown it to Berlin and Edinburgh. Perfectly fine.

    Front row in Club has fantastic leg room. Limited locker space obviously so a lot of leaving cabin bags by the steps which is a bit of a pain as then they are on luggage carousel.

  • Andrew says:

    However I only live 45 mins from Stansted but hate it. I’d rather fly from LHR or LCY. Partly because I can use Avios obviously. Timing flights takes some of the M25 unpredictability out of it…

  • Thomas Atkins says:

    STN gone down hill over the years IMO.
    Still, I might try the Ibiza offering on a short-notice Avios redemption, even if it’s only to use the £150 Amex dining abroad credit.

  • Tilly says:

    I’m only 30 minutes away from Stansted so would be great to see more flights from here year round from BA.

  • L Allen says:

    I presume the aircraft head to these destinations from.LCY to position for the refund flight to the UK that takes place before the outbound?

  • ChrisBCN says:

    So these planes are parked at Stansted from 1220/1330/1530 on Saturday until 0750/0835/1605 on Sunday? What a waste of an expensive asset! Imagine Ryanair having a plane they didn’t fly for an entire afternoon/evening!

    Clearly they don’t think they can sell a flight at a price to cover expenses, or maybe they ran out of staff…

    • Richie says:

      The plane that comes in from Ibiza on Saturday does something lovely on Sunday morning.

      • SamG says:

        Charter to Corsica isn’t it ? Last year they positioned a frame in for this so at least that is more efficient this year

        @ChrisBCN a few years back they tried an extensive program of weekend flying with some late night flights to Birmingham and all sorts. It was a disaster, very tricky to crew if anything went wrong and the disruption would often affect the Sunday PM “bread and butter” flying out of London. They were dirt cheap so I’d guess not a financial success and it was scaled back in recent years (in favour of EDI/Southampton and a bit of charter flying for TUI and out of the Channel Islands which is fixed revenue)

        • Richie says:

          Yes. STN-Calvi CLY-STN-IBZ-LCY. The tour operator is Corsican Places.

  • Richie says:

    @Rob it seems BA have adjusted the flight timings for these flights on ba.com

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