British Airways is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its BA Cityflyer subsidiary this month.
The carrier was launched in March 2007, following the sale of BA Connect to Flybe – the transaction did not include existing operations at London City, and BA Cityflyer was formed to take over services from the airport.
BA says that the number of customers using the airline has more than quadrupled in the last decade, with a total of 54 destinations being offered this summer in the UK and Europe.
The subsidiary recently announced plans to expand services outside of its core routes at London City airport, with regional flights from Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh and Dublin, as well as increased services from Stansted.
The carrier originally launched with a fleet of ten RJ100 regional jets, and now comprises 20 Embraer 170 and 190 jets.
Commenting on the anniversary Adam Carson, BA CityFlyer’s managing director said:
“The ten-year anniversary is a significant milestone for us. Initially a business-based airline we listened to what our customers told us and moved into leisure flying as well, reaching a whole new market but at the same time expanding our core business network.”