- Chidozie Uzoezie
British Airways Expands London City Airport Operations
British Airways is celebrating its busiest ever summer at London City Airport with news that more aircraft, more routes and more frequencies will be added to the network this winter. Four additional Embraer E190 aircraft will join the BA CityFlyer fleet during 2019, bringing the total fleet number to 26 aircraft. These aircraft will add nearly 20 per cent more seats from London City Airport in 2019 and enable the launch of new destinations. From November 11, a new year-round service will be launched to Rome from the Docklands airport, with one-way hand baggage only fares from £55. In addition a fifth daily service will be added to the popular Zurich route on week days. Rome is the first of a number of new routes and extra flights to be announced for next year. British Airways added 13% more capacity in 2018 from City Airport and will add nearly 20% in 2019. The new route to Rome will increase its destinations from London City Airport to 33.