British Airways celebrate record passenger numbers at London City Airport

From: British Airways
Published: Fri Jul 15 2011

British Airways is enjoying a double celebration at London City Airport as the airline achieves record passenger numbers and takes delivery of the last aircraft in the new fleet.

The new fleet has helped the airline to carry over 100,000 customers from the Docklands airport in June - the first time this milestone has been broken in a single month.

Meanwhile, the latest addition to the British Airways fleet at London City, an Embraer 190 aircraft, has flown into operation.

The aircraft was delivered from Brazil and operated its first commercial flight on the London City to Edinburgh service.

It will operate on all the British Airways European routes from London City, including flights to Stockholm and the new flights to Malaga and Faro which began in June.

Luke Hayhoe, BA CityFlyer general manager commercial said: "We are delighted with the response we have had to the new aircraft fleet, our customer feedback is the highest it's ever been in terms of comfort and service on board the aircraft. The fact customers are so positive is obviously reflected in the fantastic passenger numbers we've had for June.

"The original order was for a fleet of 11 aircraft but we converted two further options and as a result have been able to launch a number of new routes from London City in the past year."

British Airways offers holidays to European cities with a selection of hand-picked 2 to 5 star hotels, ideally suited to budget travelers as well as the urban tourist seeking sophistication.

For holidays in Stockholm, travellers can fly from London City from a choice of 11 flights a week and enjoy a stay at one the city's top hotels, including the four-star Stureplan hotel, an elegant 19th century building.

Customers looking for hotels in Edinburgh for the annual Edinburgh Tattoo this August can stay at the budget three-star Piries Hotel in Edinburgh offering great value in a good location. For a bit of luxury, travellers can stay at the four-star plus Caledonian Hilton Edinburgh Hotel located in the heart of the city.


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