British Airways CityFlyer Details London City Winter Route Changes

Jul 25, 2019

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British Airways is planning to alter frequencies on several of its CityFlyer routes for the winter 2019/2020 season. As reported by RoutesOnline, the wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways, CityFlyer is planning to increase frequencies on five routes and decrease service on four routes.

The winter 2019/2020 service changes begin starting 27 October 2019. The following routes will be seeing an increase in service:

London City (LCY) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) — increase from 20 to 24 weekly
London City (LCY) to Dublin (DUB) — increase from 32 to 36 weekly
London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) — increase from 53 to 58 weekly
London City (LCY) to Florence (FLR) — increase from 8 to 13 weekly
London City (LCY) to Glasgow (GLA) — increase from 34 to 35 weekly

On most of the above routes, CityFlyer operates regional Embraer jets — mostly the E190.

A British Airways airplane waits on the runway with the towers and buildings of the Canary Wharf financial district in background before taking off at London City Airport in London on October 27, 2017.British Airways parent group IAG forecast on October 27 a 20-percent jump in operating profit this year thanks to rising demand and falling costs. Operating profit before exceptional items, and at current fuel prices and exchange rates, was forecast to hit 3.0 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in 2017, IAG said in an statement. That was up from 2.5 billion euros in 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Meanwhile, the following routes will see a decrease in service for the winter season:

London City (LCY) to Geneva (GVA) — reduce from 16 to 6 weekly
London City (LCY) to Reykjavik Keflavik (KEF) — seasonal 2 weekly flights cancelled for winter
London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) — reduce from 36-37 to 26 weekly
London City (LCY) to Zurich (ZRH) — reduce from 27 to 22 weekly

Most notably in the winter reductions, CityFlyer is completely doing away with its route to the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik. In addition to the LCY changes with CityFlyer, British Airways is also reducing its KEF service from London Heathrow (LHR) for the winter season. As of 27 October, BA is reducing LHR-KEF service from 11 to 7 weekly.

Additionally, for CityFlyer’s reduced Geneva service, the route will not operate between 27 October and 29 November. As of 30 November, the route will resume with the planned reduced service.

BA CityFlyer is based in Manchester (MAN), and operates a number of domestic and European routes via its hubs at London City (LCY) and Edinburgh (EDI).

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