London City Airport winter schedule includes new routes to Prague, Salzburg and Chambéry
BA CityFlyer started services from London City Airport to Prague on 31 October with three weekly rotations. The airline is also planning to commence flights to Salzburg from 12 December on a three-weekly rotation, and two daily flights to Chambéry from 19 December.
The latest figures indicate the airport is on track to welcome 145,000 passengers in October, up 21% on September. It now offers connections to 19 domestic and European destinations.
The return of Prague means that 13 of the 15 routes BA CityFlyer operated in 2019 have now returned to the schedule – with hope that Milan Linate and Munich will again feature on the airport’s departure board in the months ahead.
After a shortened ski season in 2020, London City will add Salzburg and Chambéry to its schedule in the winter, complementing existing services to Zurich and Geneva.
The new route announcements come as the airport is reporting strong growth, particularly in business traffic since the easing of restrictions for passengers arriving into the UK.
“We are delighted with the strong performance through October,” said Richard Hill, Chief Commercial Officer, London City Airport. “We’ve long maintained that business traffic would return and the demand from customers during October has given us real confidence heading into 2022. It’s also testament to the agility of our airlines in providing convenient flight times and competitive pricing that benefit our customers. The growing confidence in the market has led to British Airways announcing three new, exciting connections between London City, Prague, Salzburg and Chambéry. Passengers itching to get to the Christmas markets, or Alps for a much-deserved break – or flexible working destination – this winter, will be pleased to know they can now travel from the centre of London to these destinations in a few hours.”
The schedule for November also includes SWISS adding five-weekly rotations on Zurich, Luxair adding three on Luxembourg, KLM an additional rotation on Amsterdam, and Lufthansa adding 11 on Frankfurt.
BA CityFlyer is growing Glasgow by 10 weekly rotations, Edinburgh by seven, Berlin by six, and Amsterdam and Florence by two.