British Airways has announced plans for two new routes from London City airport this summer.
The twice weekly Embraer E190 services to Gibraltar and Jersey will initially operate as summer seasonal routes, starting on June 25. The schedules are as follows:
- Departs LCY at 1315 on Monday and Friday, arriving into Gibraltar at 1710
- Departs Gibraltar at 1755 on Monday and Friday, arriving into LCY at 1950
- Departs LCY at 0945 on Monday and Friday, arriving into Jersey at 1050
- Departs Jersey at 1125 on Monday and Friday, arriving into LCY at 1230
Note that between August 9 and 30 the Monday service flight times for Jersey will change to departing LCY at 1105, and departing Jersey at 1245.
Fares will start from £42 each way to Jersey, and £43 each way to Gibraltar.
BA already offers flights to Gibraltar from London Heathrow, and to Jersey from London Gatwick.
Both destinations are set to welcome a number of new routes this summer – Loganair is launching flights between Newcastle and Jersey from May 28, while Eastern Airways has announced two new services from Birmingham and Southampton to Gibraltar.
The LCY-Jersey route had previously been served in the 2000s by now defunct Belgian carrier VLM.
Commenting on the news Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and the Port of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP, said:
“This is excellent news 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.”