British Airways already flies to Berlin Tegel from London Stansted, but has added flights to Chambery in France – which is a ski destination in case you hadn’t guessed. Snow sports fans celebrate the new flights with Neringa Ohrstrom, London Stansted’s Aviation Marketing Manager and British Airways cabin crew member Sophie Boatman.
- British Airways has launched services on 17 December to its second destination from London Stansted (STN) to Chambery (CMF) in France, adding to its existing operations to Berlin Tegel. In S16 the oneworld carrier also used the London airport to operate seasonal services to Faro, Ibiza, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca. The 806-kilometre, E190-operated sector will be flown twice-weekly on Saturdays and Sundays until 16 April 2017 and faces no direct competition. It already serves Chambery from London City Airport where the E190s are based. Mats Sigurdson, London Stansted’s Aviation Director, said: “It’s fantastic news for passengers that British Airways is launching an exciting new route to Chambery to serve the Alpine ski resorts of France. The announcement is a real vote of confidence in Stansted and recognition of the strong demand that exists across the region and will provide passengers with even more opportunities to fly from their local airport this winter.” Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ GM Commercial and Customer said: “British Airways has enjoyed a very successful first summer at Stansted and we are delighted to launch Chambery, our first winter-only service offering skiers and winter sports enthusiasts a gateway to one of the best Alpine snow regions direct from their doorstep.”