Category Archives: BA CityFlyer

British ski flights take off from Manchester

British Airways-BA CityFlyer Embraer ERJ 190-100SR G-LCYN (msn 19000392) (700th) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 923259.

British Airways made this announcement:

As  Manchester basks in a light dusting of snow the serious skiiers took off for the deeper slopes on the new British Airways flights to Salzburg and Chambery this past weekend.

The two new winter-only flights from Manchester will operate every Saturday through to April to Salzburg in Austria and Chambery in France, gateways to some of Europe’s top ski resorts.

In May the airline launched seven new summer-only routes from Manchester to popular leisure destinations in Europe as well as London City, providing more than 35,000 extra seats from the North West. Next May new services to Florence and Dublin from Manchester will start.

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.

  • Flights to Salzburg operate every Saturday departing Manchester at 1.05pm, arriving in Salzburg at 4.20pm, with the return flight at 5.10pm, arriving in Manchester at 6.30pm
  • Flights to Chambery operate every Saturday departing Manchester at 7am arriving in Chambery at 10am, with the return flight at 10.55am, arriving in Manchester at 12noon

Copyright Photo: British Airways-BA CityFlyer Embraer ERJ 190-100SR G-LCYN (msn 19000392) (700th) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 923259.

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BA CityFlyer recruits new pilots

British Airways-BA CityFlyer Embraer ERJ 190-100SR G-LCYN (msn 19000392) (700th) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 923259.

BA CityFlyer, a wholly owned subsidiary of British Airways, is visiting Birmingham at the end of November as part of a campaign to recruit new captains.

The airline is holding an open day at the Hilton Metropole Hotel at Birmingham NEC on Monday November 27 seeking pilots to operate flights on its growing network.

BA CityFlyer is the leading airline at London City Airport, operating a fleet of 20 modern Embraer 170 and 190 aircraft to more than 30 destinations throughout the UK and Europe.

The company began flying from Birmingham Airport in May 2017 for the first time in 10 years, and together with new services from Manchester, Bristol and London Stansted, the airline currently operates 58 routes to business and leisure destinations across Europe.

The Birmingham event aims to attract experienced direct entry captains to join the growing business. These new captains will operate services out of one of the airline’s two main bases at London City and Edinburgh.

On the day BA CityFlyer’s Head of Flight Operations, Captain Steve Cook, will be on hand to discuss the airline, career, lifestyle, selection and application process together with fleet managers and representatives from rostering and HR.

Captain Steve Cook said: “As BA CityFlyer continues to grow, we are recruiting captains to play an important role in our continuing success. As an airline we have a proud reputation for safety and highly trained professionals and we are coming to Birmingham to search for exceptional individuals to join us. “

As well as an impressive training record, new captains will need to have a passion for delivering top class customer service.

Steve added: “Our customers are at the heart of our business and it’s important that all our crew combine their flying skills with people skills and understand the importance of excellent onboard service.”

BA CityFlyer currently has 215 pilots, 104 captains and 111 first officers. The airline is also one of the biggest employers of female pilots, representing 15 per cent of the workforce in total, including eight captains.

Copyright Photo: British Airways-BA CityFlyer Embraer ERJ 190-100SR G-LCYN (msn 19000392) (700th) ZRH (Rolf Wallner). Image: 923259.

British Airways announces new flights to Greece from London City Airport

British Airways (London) has announced new flights to Greece from London City Airport for the summer of 2015. The British flag carrier announced seasonal services to Mykonos and Thira (Santorini) for operation from June 29 to September 6, 2015. The routes will be operated with Embraer ERJ 190s by BA CityFlyer.

The route schedule released by BA is as follows:

London City – Mykonos: Four Times Weekly

BA2221 LCY 1040 – 1615 JMK E90 134
BA2221 LCY 1245 – 1820 JMK E90 7
BA2220 JMK 1705 – 1900 LCY E90 134
BA2220 JMK 1920 – 2115 LCY E90 7

London City – Thira: Twice Weekly
BA2223 LCY 1040 – 1620 JTR E90 25
BA2222 JTR 1705 – 1900 LCY E90 25

BA’s general manager commercial at London City, Luke Hayhoe, said to wharf.co.uk: “London City is no longer just a business airport as our growing leisure schedule shows.

“In recent years we have launched new flights to many popular summer sun spots in Spain, Italy and France, now we are delivering what our customers have asked for – some Greek Island destinations.”

Reported by Assistant Editor Oliver Wilcock from Manchester.

Copyright Photo: Nik French/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100SR G-LCYM (msn 19000351) taxies at Manchester.

British Airways aircraft slide show: AG Slide Show

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British Airways to open the London City-Dublin route on October 26

British Airways (London) on October 26 will start daily London (City)-Dublin flights. The new route will be operated by BA CityFlyer.

In other news, British Airways customers will have access to new destinations and scores more routes when the airline adds its flight code to more than 170 Vueling Airlines (Barcelona) services.

According to the airline, “This significant move for the two International Airlines Group (IAG) airlines heralds the beginning of a closer relationship with more codeshare routes planned for the future.”

British Airways customers will be able to book Vueling flights through all BA sales channels, including ba.com, and collect Avios on these bookings. The codeshare routes are largely centred on Vueling’s operation in Italy with 37 international and 11 domestic routes available from Vueling’s Rome Fiumicino base. These include the destinations, new to BA customers, of Brindisi, Palermo, Lamezia, Valencia, Split and Nantes. Other new routes on offer through the codeshare include Heathrow to Bilbao and La Coruña, Cardiff to Malaga and Alicante, and Edinburgh to Barcelona. Tickets for the codeshare routes go on sale from June 17 for travel from June 24, 2014.

BA European Cabin (LRW)

Finally, British Airways has unveiled newly-designed seats and cabin interiors for its short-haul aircraft flying across its European and domestic networks from Heathrow and Gatwick.

Fitting-out work begins this week on the first of the 95 Airbus short-haul aircraft, installing elegant new designs that take inspiration from the airline’s most recent fleet entrants, the A380 and Boeing 787.

According to the airline, “The elegant charcoal grey leather seats are slimmer and ergonomically designed to enable the addition of extra seats in the Euro Traveller (economy) cabin to allow more low fares.

Innovative design maximizes personal space and comfort, with chair backs devised to provide more knee space for the customer behind. Customers can also make use of an eye-level seatback tablet-holder, which can also provide storage for magazines. A four way moveable headrest provides comfort and support. And the seat back table moves in and out to provide optimum positioning.

The new Club Europe, featuring a silver British Airways speedmarque on the front wall, will maintain its 2:2 configuration with the middle seat free. The seats will be bridged with a stylish new ‘central console’ table, providing Club customers with improved functional space. This table provides inlaid leather mats for drinks, snacks and personal devices, freeing up the main table for work or a meal.

Contemporary LED lighting systems, inspired by the airline’s newest long-haul cabins, will include blue tones for boarding, a relaxing candlelit mood for dining and a restful gentle white for cruising and landing.

As part of its investment in short-haul for Club Europe customers, British Airways has also recently invested in significant re-designs of its domestic lounges in Belfast, Glasgow and Edinburgh.”

The new cabin is a testament to British design. The new seats are manufactured by B/E Aerospace in Kilkeel, Northern Ireland, the leather for the seat covers and pads on the ‘central console’ is supplied by Andrew Muirhead & Son Ltd in Glasgow and the decorative stitching on the Club Europe seats has been developed by Prototrim, a car seat design and dressing specialist based in Milton Keynes.

The new interiors, to be fitted across the Airbus fleet over the next 12 months, are the most dramatic of a series of changes to the airline’s short-haul flights. It has already introduced a range of new fare options including hand-baggage only, semi-flex and day returns, which are proving enormously popular with customers. Following the success of day return fares from London, the company will today start rolling out day return fares for European travellers coming to London.

The new cabins will also deliver significant environmental benefits, saving an estimated five per cent in CO2 per passenger/km, contributing toward the airline’s target of reducing net carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2050.

To enhance its short-haul services British Airways is in discussions with Inmarsat about leading Europe in a new era of broadband in the air. Starting with UK domestic routes they intend to roll-out Europe’s first ground-based 4G broadband network giving customers the internet access they expect on the ground while in the air.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100SR G-LCYN (msn 19000392) of BA CityFlyer with the special “7,000 Embraer” sticker taxies at Zurich.

British Airways: AG Slide Show

British Airways-BA CityFlyer: AG Slide Show

 

BA Cityflyer orders one more Embraer 190

BA CityFlyer (British Airways) (Manchester and London City Airport), British Airways’ wholly owned regional subsidiary, and Embraer announced today the acquisition of one additional Embraer 190 jet. This firm order will be included in Embraer’s 2013 fourth quarter backlog. The E-Jet will be operated from the Company’s main operating base at London City Airport (LCY).

The new E190 will be configured with 98 Elite seats.
Copyright Photo: Javier Rodriguez/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100SR G-LCYO (msn 19000430) approaches Palma de Mallorca for landing.
BA Cityflyer: AG Slide Show

BA CityFlyer to fly to Ibiza and Palma year round

BA CityFlyer (British Airways) (London-City) is bringing a bit of winter sunshine to London City Airport by extending its popular Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza flights to a year-round service.

At present the two Balearic Island destinations are summer-only but from October 2012 they will continue through the winter with two flights a week on Thursdays and Sundays.

Copyright Photo: Rolf Wallner.

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British Airways increases the number of flights from London’s City Airport

British Airways (London) meanwhile is expanding its aircraft fleet and route network at London City Airport where it is now officially the largest operator with the highest number of routes and customers.

Subsidiary BA CityFlyer will take delivery of another Embraer 190 in the late summer, bringing the total fleet size to 14 aircraft.

It will be used for new year-round flights to Venice in September and to increase frequency to the key business destinations of Frankfurt from March and Glasgow from September.

The news comes as BA CityFlyer is about to start brand new services from the Docklands airport to Mahon in Menorca, Quimper in Britanny and Angers in the Loire Valley in France from May.

A total of 22 destinations in the UK, Europe and the USA will be served by British Airways and BA CityFlyer from London City Airport.

Copyright Photo: Nik French.

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