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BA CityFlyer to improve London City links

Fri, 19 Oct, 2007

London City Airport passengers could soon have more options as BA CityFlyer has announced it will be running two new Avro RJ85s from next spring.

The new jets are arriving on leases from BAE systems, in order to replace the RJ100s. It means that longer routes will open up, with the airline able to ferry more passengers.

Currently, London City Airport's rules mean that BA CityFlyer can take just 60 passengers, but the jets can carry as many as 84.

Peter Simpson, managing director BA CityFlyer, said: "This is part of our planned fleet improvement programme, designed to improve our performance on key business routes from London City Airport."

He added that the company will now be able to improve services it offers on often-busy European routes.

BA CityFlyer is a wholly-owned subsidiary of British Airways and conducts a number of European services from London City Airport.

Joe Evans

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