LONDON, 2016-Oct-18 — /Travel PR News/ — 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
Notes to editors:
- Basic British Airways fares include free on line check-in 24 hours before departure, a generous hand baggage allowance and no debit card charges. Other fares are available which include 23kgs of checked-in baggage and free seat selection at time of booking as well as Club Europe fares in the premium cabin.
- The winter schedule starts from October 30, 2016
- The new generation of British Airways Embraer aircraft offer customers unrivalled levels of space and comfort on board with the choice of an aisle or window seat with four-abreast seating and generous leg room and overhead storage space.
- The Embraer fleet is greener and more fuel efficient with significantly lower carbon dioxide emissions.
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Source: British Airways