A new summer route is being launched by British Airways linking London City Airport and Gibraltar. Scheduled to begin on 25 June, and initially operating during the summer period, the service will include two flights a week, on Mondays and Fridays. A second British Airways route will also be launched at the same time between London City Airport and Jersey.
In addition to key air links for cargo and permitted travel, the flights are expected to be welcomed by business travellers, holiday-makers and people visiting friends and relatives when restrictions are eased.
Available via ba.com from today (Thursday), fares start from £43 to Gibraltar each way. Customers will also be able to take advantage of British Airways’ flexible booking policy, “offering customers no change fees or a voucher exchange for bookings made for travel before the end of April 2022, giving customers a large variety of options should their plans change”.
Using Embraer E190 aircraft, the services will be operated by BA CityFlyer, whose managing director Tom Stoddart said, “It’s great to be able to launch these two new services to Gibraltar and Jersey – it’s something customers have been asking us to do for quite a while. Whether it’s for a holiday or visiting friends or relatives who live either end of route when the time is right, customers will benefit from direct flights to and from the extremely conveniently located London City Airport.”
“This is excellent news,” said Gibraltar’s minister for business, tourism, transport and the port Vijay Daryanani, “and continues to show the confidence that the industry has in Gibraltar as a destination. A seasonal link with London City Airport operated by BA CityFlyer brings yet another operator to Gibraltar and opens up a further catchment area from the UK.
“This service will complement BA’s mainline services from Heathrow, and the local business and financial services community will undoubtedly welcome a link to London’s financial district. Our tourism, retail and hospitality industries can also look forward to greeting customers from the City and the east London catchment area.”
Coinciding with the announcement, British Airways noted that it had introduced a range of safety measures and partnerships “to make the travel experience simple and enjoyable during and after the pandemic”. These include partnerships with testing provider Qured and mobile travel health app VeriFly.
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