Dublin Airport welcomes today’s announcement from British Airways that will add London City Airport to its route network from October 26, 2014.
Using a mix of Embraer 170 and 190 jets British Airways will operate five flights a day during weekdays and one flight on Saturday and Sunday.
Dublin Airport Managing Director Vincent Harrison said he was delighted to see British Airways further expand its services between Dublin and London. “British Airways resumed operations on the Dublin to London Heathrow route in the summer of 2012 and has gone from strength to strength over the past two years. With the addition of this welcome new service to London City Airport, British Airways will offer passengers a choice of two London airports from Dublin and we are looking forward to working with them to promote the new daily link between the two cities.”
Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group said: “We are delighted to introduce direct flights from Dublin to London City Airport. Our customers wanted direct access to the Docklands and London’s financial centre and the excellent schedule we are offering means they have plenty of choice whether they are flying for business or pleasure.
“The addition of this new route complements our existing eight times daily Dublin to London Heathrow service and helps further strengthen and develop business and tourism links between Dublin and London.”
Dublin-London is the biggest international city pairing in Europe and the fifth biggest in the world. Last year almost four million passengers travelled by air between Dublin and London.
British Airways are joining CityJet who already fly into London City Airport and FlyBe who will start services on October 27.
We wish British Airways great success with the new service.