BA to launch London City-Venice route

27 Mar 2012 by BusinessTraveller

British Airways is to add to its growing number of routes served out of London City, with a new service to Venice launching in September.

Business Traveller was alerted to the news by industry website, and a look at BA’s online reservations shows that flights are already loaded into the system, for travel from September 17.

Flight BA8479 will depart London City at 1100 on weekdays and 1500 on Sundays, arriving at 1405 and 1805 respectively.

The return leg BA8480 will leave Venice at 1445 on weekdays and 1900 on Sundays, landing back into London City at 1550 and 2005 respectively.

Flights will be served by BA’s Cityflyer subsidiary with Embraer E190SR aircraft.

BA currently serves Venice’s Marco Polo airport from both Heathrow and Gatwick, while Ryanair flies between Stansted and Treviso airport (located about 20 miles from Venice city centre), and both Easyjet and Monarch operate between Gatwick and Marco Polo.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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