Glasgow is to return once again to the London City fold, two earlier attempts failing. BA will introduce four daily flights Monday to Friday (plus one on Saturday and three on Sunday) from 25 March. The airline already flies to Edinburgh, where it competes with Scot Airways. As for the Scottish capital, up goes the frequency from seven to eight weekdaily, representing a 167% increase in capacity over the route's four-year history. The airline will also return to the Zurich route, now dominated by Swiss with seven return services weekdaily. On this route BA will again go four flights each way Monday to Friday, with a reduced capacity at the weekend.
Managing director David Evans said: "Our schedules from London City Airport have been well received by the business community, and the latest of our route offerings are very much at the top of the "wish list" for the airport.”
Evans added: "London City Airport will be a major focus for us over the next few years. And, in addition to these two routes, we continue to evaluate other opportunities as we plan our schedules for 2008 and beyond.”
British Airways already operates 72 outbound flights each week between London City Airport and Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Madrid and Milan. The additional services to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Zurich will bring the weekly total up to 124.