London City Airport launches ski and Christmas routes to Chambéry and Salzburg

London City Airport launches ski and Christmas routes to Chambéry and Salzburg

  • London City Airport (LCY) launches ski and Christmas routes to Chambéry and Salzburg this December, providing even more choice for passengers this winter
  • Complements existing British Airways (BA) CityFlyer/ SWISS services to Zurich and Geneva, plus BA CityFlyer/ Lufthansa services to Frankfurt and BA CityFlyer services to Prague, Berlin, Dusseldorf
  • LCY’s November passenger numbers up 187% on the same period last year with 272,000 passengers, demonstrating resilience in air travel
  • December passenger forecast is nearly three times higher than December last year

London, UK, 2022-Dec-06 — /Travel PR News/ — This December London City Airport (LCY) launches ski and Christmas routes to Chambéry and Salzburg, providing even more choice for passengers this winter. As the first meaningful European ski season since the pandemic gets underway, passengers are expected to hit the slopes as they look to get their ski legs back.

Starting this week from the 9th of December, BA CityFlyer will fly to Salzburg and from the 17th of December direct to Chambéry in the French Alps twice a week. Chambéry Airport is under 90 minutes away from popular ski resorts such as the Three Valleys (Courchevel, Méribel and Val Thorens); Megève; Portes du Soleil; Chamonix and La Clusaz. While Salzburg, known for being the birthplace of Mozart, is 60 minutes from the slopes of Kitzbühel, Bad Hofgastein and Zell am See.

These routes to the Alps complement existing BA CityFlyer and SWISS services to Geneva and Zurich, plus services to Frankfurt (with BA CityFlyer and Lufthansa), Prague, Dusseldorf and Berlin (with BA CityFlyer), which are perfect for the Christmas markets.

These leisure routes start as LCY’s November passenger numbers are up 187% on the same period last year, with 272,000 passengers as the airport closes in on reaching 3 million passengers in 2022. November’s growth is primarily due to BA CityFlyer’s expanded schedule.

Meanwhile, LCY’s forecast is nearly three times higher than December last year, with 245,000 passengers expected through the airport this December and 60,000 passengers expected in the week leading up to Christmas.

Commenting on the routes launch and the airport’s November figures, Aviation Director, Anne Doyere, said: “We are delighted these routes between London City Airport and the Alps are launching this December, which will provide even more choice for passengers this ski season and for the Christmas markets.”

Doyere added: “London City is perfectly placed for passengers to go straight from the office to the Alps for a quick ski trip this winter, as it’s possible to get from central London to your gate in around 40 minutes or from Canary Wharf to your gate in around 30 minutes. That means you could leave your London office and be in the Alps in under three hours. That’s an incredible proposition for passengers.”

The airport served 24 destinations in November and this will grow to 26 destinations in December. The top destinations for November were Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Zurich, Frankfurt and Dublin.

In addition to Chambéry and Salzburg, SWISS offers 22 services a week to Zurich, with BA CityFlyer offering 17. BA CityFlyer also has three services a week to Geneva in December, growing to five in January, while SWISS offers 11 services to Geneva in December, growing to 13 in January.

Notes to Editors:

  • Please refer to individual airlines’ sports equipment baggage guidance.
  • Flight operating schedule:
  • Salzburg (SZG)
    • Friday/ Saturday from London City Airport (LCY) 07:15 (arrive SZG 09:10). Returning from SZG Friday/ Saturday 09:55 (arrive LCY 11:50).
  • Chambéry (CMF)
    • Saturday from LCY 06:45 (arrive CMF 08:25). Returning from CMF 09:10 (arrive LCY 10:55).
    • Sunday from LCY 12:45 (arrive CMF 14:25). Returning from CMF 17:00 (arrive LCY 18:45).
  • Passengers can search and book flights to all LCY destinations worldwide at
  • LCY was recently ranked the best performing UK airport for security queues in a Which? survey of passengers:
  • LCY was recently ranked the top London airport in a Which? survey of passengers and won Condé Nast Traveller’s Reader’s Choice ‘Best Airport in the UK’ in October 2022.
  • LCY expects to handle 3 million passengers this year and predicts the airport’s current maximum capacity of 6.5 million annual passengers will be reached by the mid-2020s.
  • More ski passenger/ airport images can be found in our image library here:


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Source: London City Airport