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British Airways announces Stansted flights

9 Feb 2016 by Tom Otley

British Airways is to start flights from London Stansted.

From May 28, the airline will launch flights to Faro, Malaga, Palma and Ibiza, with the routes being operated by the British Airways subsidiary BA City Flyer.

[EDIT The flights are weekends only. One flight per destination, per week.]

Stansted-Ibiza flights will depart at 06.45 to arrive at 10.15. The return leaves Ibiza at 11.00 to arrive back at Stansted at 12.30.

The Malaga flight leaves Stansted at 13.15 to arrive in Spain at 17.15 with the return departing at 18.00 for arrival in Stansted at 19.50.

Stansted to Palma departs at 20.45 with arrival in Majorca at 00.15 on Sunday. The return leaves Palma at 01.00 for arrival back in Essex at 02.30.

The Faro service on Sunday leaves Stansted at 05.40 to arrive at 08.30. The inbound flight leaves Faro at 09.05 for arrival in the UK at 12.00.

City Flyers' 98-seat Embraer 190 jets will be used for the routes.

BA City Flyer Embraer 90

Eligible passengers will be able to use the airport's Escape Lounge - see here.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways' general manager commercial and customer at BA CityFlyer, said: "Stansted is a growing airport and we will be offering a full scheduled service to some of the most popular European holiday destinations, complementing our existing services from other London airports."

Stansted MD, Andrew Harrison said: "I am delighted to welcome British Airways to Stansted and very much look forward to the launch of its first ever scheduled flights from the airport in May this year.... I'm sure these routes will be very popular with passengers from across London, Cambridge and the growing east of England region who are looking to head off on their holidays. We look forward to working closely with British Airways to build a strong working relationship and ensure these new flights are a huge success."

BA stansted

An 0540 departure on a Sunday morning for Faro from Stansted

ba.com

Tom Otley

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