BA still set to fly long haul from London City
from London City Airport despite the economic downturn.
on September 29.
except Saturdays when London City airport is closed, increasing to two flights
a day from mid-October.
at £4,912.10, rising to £5,625.10 for fully flexible.
aircraft that can be flown from the Docklands airport.
Fitted with just 32 seats, which convert to fully flat beds, the aircraft will fly across the Atlantic
after a refuelling stop at Shannon in Ireland, where passengers will be able to clear US Customs and Immigration.
Return flights from New York will be non-stop, as the aircraft can use JFK’s
full-length runways and take off with sufficient fuel for the whole transatlantic
at 18.30 and arrives at London City at 07.05 the following day.
JFK at 21.50 and arrives at LCY at 10.25 the following day.
have experienced, we believe it is more important than ever to embrace the future
and innovate. That is what this historic new route is all about.
"There is real enthusiasm from our customers for this project. This is BA at
its best – stylish, British and ahead of the game.
City could not be more appropriate.
"Every aspect of this service has been designed to maximise convenience for customers
to fly between the world’s two biggest business centres – Wall Street and London’s
extended financial district in the City and Docklands.
"The UK’s first web access on transatlantic flights means that customers can
work and keep in touch with the office between London and New York via the email
a business class cabin."
(at takeoff from London City’s little runway) as much noise and greenhouse gas
as it would if fully-loaded, but carrying 32 if fully-booked.
Steep approach with all the drag-inducers deployed, plenty of power (= noise) as
well in case of go-around, and reverse thrust (lots of), when it hits the ground.
Companies making carbon brake-stacks for aircraft will be rubbing their corporate
hands with glee because the planes will be using plenty of those ……..