International flights resumed today from London City airport as government ‘travel corridors’ come into effect without the need to quarantine.
Bookings for flights operated by British Airways’ subsidiary BA CityFlyer have exceeded expectations, according to the Docklands airport.
Initial daily services have returned to Majorca, Ibiza, Malaga and Florence, to be joined on Monday KLM to Amsterdam and Luxair to Luxembourg.
BA CityFlyer will add flights to Nice, Mahon, Faro and Bergerac from August 1.
A survey of more than 4,700 of the airport’s customers last month found that 79% were likely to travel when they are told it is safe to do so by the government and airports or airlines.
London City chief commercial officer Richard Hill said: “Today marks the start of the summer getaway season, and it’s clear that customers value the safe, careful and speedy environment that we’ve created.
“I’m also delighted to see BA CityFlyer back operating from their home airport.
“Our partnership has been tremendously successful in the past and I am confident that it will be again, especially with more leisure routes like Nice, Mahon, Faro and Bergerac to follow, as well more daily rotations to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma.
“Looking ahead, I anticipate we’ll see more of our airline partners re-starting services in the coming weeks, encouraged by the demand we’re experiencing in the London market.”
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