British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer will resume some of its routes from London City Airport to Ibiza, Florence, Málaga and Palma over summer.
The airline has also announced that domestic services to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin and the Isle of Man will also be restarting. BA flights from the airport have been suspended since the end of March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The start of the road towards recovery”
London City Airport CEO Robert Sinclair, said: “The restart of some services at London City Airport by our home-based carrier, British Airways, is good news for business and leisure passengers and we hope signals the start of the road towards a recovery. We believe there is demand from passengers to get back to flying and we have worked hard to make that possible – putting in place appropriate measures to make the airport safe and working closely with British Airways to restore some popular routes and important connections. We are looking forward to flights beginning to re-start and working with British Airways to grow passenger volumes and build on their route network in time as confidence returns.”
The airport has worked behind the scenes while flights were suspended to create a safe environment for passengers and staff. The measures will follow expert advice to meet official guidance and best practice standards. Measures put in place include rapid contact-free temperature checking technology, crowd monitoring technology, an enhanced cleaning regime using an anti-microbial surface treatment, social distancing procedures such as one-way systems and Perspex screens. Passengers will also be asked to wear face coverings in the airport.