British Airways is to take over a service previously operated by Flybe.
The route in question is that linking London City Airport (LCY) with Belfast City (BHD).
Most flights between London and Belfast City operate with British Airways and Aer Lingus from Heathrow.
From September 1 BA will add a single daily flight (except Saturday) to the route and this will depart London City.
This route was previously operated by Flybe until this regional carrier ceased trading a few months ago.
Provisional schedules are:
- BA8752 London City – Belfast City, departing 0700, arriving 0825 (Monday/Tuesday/ Wednesday)
- BA8758 London City – Belfast City, departing 1715, arriving 1840 (Thursday/Friday/Sunday)
- BA9753 Belfast City – London City, departing 0900, arriving 1035 (Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday)
- BA8757 Belfast City-London City, departing 1915, arriving 2050 (Thursday/Friday/Sunday)
BA will be deploying Embraer jets for these services. It is true that the schedules are not the best, but they will surely be increased if and when demand increases.
In any case readers can mix and match schedules with the more frequent service from Heathrow.
This represents an upgrade compared to Flybe days when most flights were rostered for turbo-prop equipment.
Flights are available for booking on BA’s website.