British Airways’ London City to Aberdeen
With this jaw-dropping cake, British Airways’ new London City service was welcomed to Aberdeen in Scotland. Celebrating by the cake were Luke Hayhoe, BA CityFlyer’s GM Commercial; Carol Benzie, Operations Director, Aberdeen Airport; Don Jacobs, Commercial Director, Aberdeen Airport; and Gary Fozzard, Commercial and Marketing Coordinator, BA CityFlyer.
- British Airways, through its BA CityFlyer subsidiary operating out of London City (LCY) – the base analysed this week, launched a new domestic route to Scotland on 23 September. The oil city of Aberdeen (ABZ) is now served 16 times weekly – thrice-daily on weekdays and once on Sundays – with the airline’s 76-seat E-170 aircraft. Mainline British Airways already serves Aberdeen with 84 flights a week from London Heathrow, while indirect competition in the London area comes from Flybe’s and easyJet’s Gatwick flights (19 and 13 weekly, respectively) and easyJet’s 11 flights a week from Luton. Luke Hayhoe, BA CityFlyer’s commercial manager, said: “Our direct flights from Edinburgh and Glasgow to London City are extremely popular with Scottish customers who want to want fly straight to the heart of the City, for both business or leisure. We are delighted to be adding flights from Aberdeen linking Europe’s oil capital with the UK’s financial and business hub.”