British Airways: Launch of Milan flights from two London airports

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British Airways is launching new year-round services to Milan, Italy from two London airports in April.

The new routes to Milan’s Linate Airport will start from London City Airport on April 24 and from Stansted Airport on April 29.

There will be two flights a day on week days and one a day at weekends from London City and two a week from Stansted.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager customer and commercial, said: “Milan is a very exciting route for us as it will appeal to both business and leisure customers. The new services gives the choice of two alternative London airports with well-timed flights to Linate, which is Milan’s most convenient airport.”

Earlier this month British Airways announced new summer-only routes from London City to Skiathos, Greece and to Manchester, which together with Milan means flights to 30 destinations will operate in British Airways’ colours from the Docklands airport this summer.

At Stansted British Airways is launching three new destinations, including a second Italian city Florence, and increasing frequency on some existing routes. The new service to Milan will be the airline’s ninth route this summer.

All flights will operate on modern Embraer 190 jet aircraft, with spacious cabins and two abreast seating so every customer can have an aisle or window seat.

Basic each way fares from London City and Stansted to Milan from £45 are available to book on www.ba.com

Customers flying in Euro Traveller benefit from allocated seats, a generous hand-baggage allowance and loyalty points which can be used to buy food and drink on board flights or towards other trips

Club Europe customers receive complimentary food and drinks on board, a generous free baggage allowance and free seat selection and on-line check-in.

Italian airline Meridiana, who currently codeshare on the British Airways services between Linate and Heathrow, will in future also codeshare on the new services from London City and Stansted.

Source: British Airways.

British Airways flights return to Birmingham and Bristol

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British Airways is to start flying from Birmingham and Bristol airports again with the launch of four new summer-only routes to popular European sunspots.

From May the airline will begin direct flights from both Birmingham and Bristol to the popular Spanish destinations of Malaga, Ibiza and Palma and to the Italian city of Florence.

They will operate on modern Embraer 190 jet aircraft, with spacious cabins and two abreast seating so every customer can have an aisle or window seat.

The new return flights from both airports will operate once a week at weekends.

British Airways last flew from Birmingham and Bristol in 2007 when the regional airline business was sold to Flybe.

Since then Vueling and Iberia Express, subsidiaries of British Airways’ parent company, International Airlines Group (IAG), have started up services to Barcelona, Malaga, Alicante, Tenerife, Paris Orly and Madrid from Birmingham, while Aer Lingus has continued to operate to Dublin from Birmingham since 1984.

Aer Lingus Regional operate from Bristol to Dublin.

The news comes just a week after British Airways announced it is to resume European flights from Manchester Airport and increase destinations and frequencies from both London City and Stansted airports this summer.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager commercial and customer, said: “We are very excited to be returning to Birmingham and Bristol with four very popular routes. Customers can once again enjoy competitively priced flights to the sun direct from their doorstep with British Airways to those destinations they tell us they want to fly to. We look forward to a busy summer at both airports.”

David Winstanley, Chief Operating Officer for Birmingham Airport, said, “Having British Airways return to Birmingham is not only great news for the airport but also the Midlands region and we are confident this is the beginning of a long-term growth plan with the airline. Launching these four routes, of which Florence is currently unserved, means British Airways and Avios card holders as well as leisure travellers looking for a two-class cabin product can travel from their more convenient airport than those further afield. We look forward to welcoming one of the world’s most recognisable and trusted brands back to Birmingham in May.”

Robert Sinclair, Chief Executive Officer, Bristol Airport said: “We are delighted with today’s announcement which will see the iconic British Airways brand returning to Bristol Airport.  It will be the first time an airline has operated a scheduled service between Bristol and the Italian historic city of Florence which we are sure will prove very popular. These additional flights to Palma, Florence, Ibiza and Malaga offers passengers in the South West and Wales region further choice of scheduled flights for the summer season. We look forward to working with British Airways on the new routes and further enhancing the services available from Bristol. “

Source: British Airways.

Austrian Airlines will operate flights to Gothenburg starting June 2017

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Courtesy: Austrian Airlines.

Austrian Airlines is expanding its flight offering to Scandinavia, and will relaunch service to Gothenburg as of June 2, 2017. It will deploy an Embraer jet for three weekly flights to Sweden’s second largest city. On balance, Austria’s national carrier offers travelers two destinations and 24 direct flight connections to Sweden i.e. 21 weekly flights to Stockholm and three times each week to Gothenburg. Starting with its summer 2017 flight schedule, Austrian Airlines will boast a total of four destinations in three Scandinavian countries, namely Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm and Gothenburg. Austrian Airlines operated flights on the Vienna-Gothenburg-Vienna route up until the year 2012, and cancelled flight service within the context of its fleet Boeing 737 reduction program.

The flights to the Swedish college town comprise an optimal flight traffic linking Vienna with the Gothenburg business location. In addition, Austrian Airlines offers the best possible connecting flights to Austria’s federal provinces as well as to Central and Eastern Europe. Flight time from Vienna to Gothenburg is about two hours.

Vienna-Gothenburg-Vienna:

Route Flight number Weekday Departure-Arrival
Vienna-Gothenburg

 

OS 323 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 9:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Gothenburg-Vienna

 

OS 324 Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Source: Austrian Airlines.

KLM to resume London City service

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Courtesy: KLM.

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will resume service to London City Airport after an absence of almost eight years. KLM will begin with daily service and, in the weeks thereafter, increase frequency to four daily flights on weekdays and one to two flights a day on weekends.

London City is KLM’s 17th destination in the United Kingdom served directly from Amsterdam. The launch of service to London City confirms the importance of the United Kingdom within the KLM network.

Once again, KLM is strengthening its European network by flying independently to London City. From now on, passengers on this route can enjoy all the advantages of KLM services and digital products. And the flight schedule is extremely attractive for business travelers – Boet Kreiken – Managing Director KLM Cityhopper.

The flights will be operated by KLM Cityhopper using Embraer 190 equipment, which can carry up to 100 passengers. In addition to this service, KLM also offers its passengers various flights to London City in cooperation with CityJet, also from Rotterdam.

Source: KLM.

 

KLM launches service to Dublin today

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Courtesy: KLM.

Starting today (November, 2nd 2016), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is starting service to Dublin, Ireland per February 2017. Today saw the first official flight. The flight received a festive welcome at Dublin Airport. And the aircraft flew Dutch and Irish colors from the cockpit.

We are proud to be flying to Ireland’s beautiful capital in KLM Cityhopper’s Embraer 190.The addition of Dublin to KLM’s route network is yet another endorsement of continuous investment to best serve the market. Ireland is experiencing a blossoming economy and strong growth in the tourist sector. Besides the Dublin-Amsterdam route, the direct KLM connection offers access to KLM’s European and intercontinental network – and all at attractive prices, and featuring an excellent flight schedule – Boet Kreiken – Managing Director KLM Cityhopper.

Flight schedule

Daily flights to Dublin during the 2016 winter schedule will use an Embraer 190 which seats 100 passengers. Flight KL935 from Amsterdam to Dublin departs at 12.10 PM and arrives at 12.50 PM local time. The return flight, KL936, departs from Dublin at 13.20 and arrives at Schiphol at 15.55. Flight KL939 from Amsterdam will depart at 21.20 and arrive in Dublin at 22.00, local time. Flight KL932 from Dublin will depart at 05.55 and arrive in Amsterdam at 08.30, local time. Starting 26 March, KLM will increase its frequency to Dublin from twice to four times a day.

Source: KLM.

British Airways: Thousands more seats to Germany direct from the Docklands

Courtesy: British Airways.

Courtesy: British Airways.

British Airways is providing more than 34,000 extra seats to Germany from London City Airport this winter with bigger aircraft and additional flights.

Services to Hamburg and Dusseldorf will operate on the 76-seat Embraer 170 jet aircraft, replacing the current Saab 2000 turboprop.

In addition the schedule to Dusseldorf will increase from three to four flights a day,

The larger aircraft will mean British Airways is more than doubling its capacity to Hamburg on the three daily flights. Larger aircraft and additional frequencies will increase the number of seats to Dusseldorf by 33 per cent.

New three-a-day flights to Berlin from London City launched earlier this year, which together with Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Bremen means British Airways will operate up to 85 flights each week direct from the Docklands to Germany this winter.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager commercial and customer, London City, said: “Germany is such a fast growing market we were delighted to increase our schedule earlier this year with new services to Berlin and Hamburg. Now with a larger aircraft fleet we can be more flexible and add the additional frequencies that customers have asked for.

“The five German cities we serve are popular with both business and leisure customers and I’m sure they will welcome the new larger aircraft and increased schedule choices.”

Basic each way fares to Hamburg from £80 and Dusseldorf from £59 are available to book on www.ba.com/londoncity

Source: British Airways.