LONDON, UK, 2018-Nov-14 — /Travel PR News/ — British Airways and ExCeL London have launched a year-long collaboration that will give exclusive airline partner status to the London City Airport based operation.
The partnership will give British Airways the opportunity to use advertising space in and around ExCeL as well as an opportunity to offer deals and discounts to visitors, exhibitors and delegates attending exhibitions and conferences, from the both the UK and overseas.
The Docklands Airport is right next door to ExCeL, London’s international exhibition and convention centre which attracts four million visitors every year.
British Airways is the largest airline at London City Airport, flying almost 900 flights a week to and from 34 UK and European airports. There is also a daily service to New York.
ExCeL stages more than 300 different events a year, including exhibitions, global brand showcases and international association meetings.
Luke Hayhoe, British Airways, general manager commercial and customer, said: “We are delighted to enter this partnership with ExCeL, London’s premier conference and exhibition centre which is right on our doorstep at London City. It is a very natural partnership that provides great travel opportunities for both British Airways customers and ExCeL delegates and visitors.”
Jeremy Rees, CEO, ExCeL London, said: “We are thrilled to be working with British Airways, one of the world’s greatest airlines. Our partnership underpins how we are putting our customers’ needs at the heart of everything we do. We have aligned ourselves with the largest airline at London City Airport to provide our visitors, exhibitors and delegates with exclusive offers and discounted rates, enhancing our guest experience and making coming to events at ExCeL even easier.”
Notes to editors:
- British Airways is investing £4.5 billion pounds for its customers over the next five years. This includes the installation of the best quality WiFi and power in every seat, fitting 128 long-haul aircraft with new interiors and taking delivery of 72 new aircraft. The airline will also be introducing new Club World seat with direct aisle access next year.
- About ExCeL London:ExCeL London opened in November 2000, in an area of huge regeneration in London’s historic Royal Docks. Today, the venue hosts 300 events per year, welcoming 4 million visitors from every corner of the globe. Events hosted at ExCeL London generate £4.5bn in economic impact for London and support 37,600 jobs. Under the ownership of ADNEC, ExCeL London has seen significant investment in new facilities, including the opening of London’s International Convention Centre (ICC) and onsite hotel developments.
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Source: British Airways