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London City Airport resumes flights to destinations on travel corridors’ list

London City airport resumed flights to Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Málaga and Florence today, as the UK Government’s travel corridors policy came into effect.

BA CityFlyer has taken off for these destinations today and the British Airways subsidiary plans to add more flights to popular European destinations, such as Nice, Mahon, Faro and Bergerac from August 1, as well as flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin from mid-July. Additionally, BA CityFlyer has a service to the Isle of Man, operated by Loganair. Loganair will also be connecting London City to Dundee, while Eastern Airways will restart the London City-Teesside route. From July 13, KLM and Luxair will restart daily flights to Amsterdam and Luxembourg from London City.

London City Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, Richard Hill, said: “Today marks the beginning of the summer getaway season, and it is clear that customers value the safe, careful and speedy environment that we have created. I am delighted to see the BA CityFlyer has started operating from their home airport. Our partnership has been very successful in the past and I am confident that it will be the same in future too; especially with more leisure routes like Nice, Mahon, Faro and Bergerac and daily rotations to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma. I anticipate we will see more of our airline partners in the coming weeks, encouraged by the demand we are experiencing in the London market.”

The return of flights to popular European holiday destinations from London City Airport has been met with a huge demand from travellers. Bookings for BA CityFlyer have exceeded expectations, as passengers are eager to travel and enjoyed a well-deserved holiday, under new safety conditions and updated rules. According to a survey conducted by the London City Airport, 79% of passengers said they were most likely to travel when they are told that it safe to do so, by the government and airports or airlines.

London City Airport had temporarily suspended flights from mid-March until June 21 During that period, the airport officials worked to create a safe environment for passengers and staff. The health and safety measures at the airport include contact-free temperature checking technology, crowd monitoring technology, an enhanced cleaning regime using an anti-microbial surface treatment, and social distancing procedures, such as the one-way movement system and the use of Perspex screens and face coverings in the airport.

During the suspension of operation, the aerodrome was made available to government agencies and the military to support their efforts to manage the pandemic. The airport also donated £50,000 from its community fund to nine East London food banks. 

https://www.londoncityairport.com/safe-careful-speedy-journeys


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