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London City Airport to see BA boost

Thu, 09 Sep, 2010

London City Airport is set for a boost following a British Airways (BA) announcement which revealed the introduction of a range of new transatlantic services.

Chief executive for BA Willie Walsh explained the launch of new services would be put into place sometime after the end of next year, following the carrier's order of several new modified Airbus A318 planes, City AM reports.

"This route has exceeded our expectations. We are now looking at adding capacity - or adding new cities like Boston and Washington," he said.

The news follows an announcement from London City Airport regarding the introduction of new routes from BA. It revealed that a new route to Chambery is to be launched by the airline's subsidiary BACityFlyer from the December until the end of March 2011.

Mr Walsh, speaking at the launch of a new long-haul service to Mumbai, would not give an exact date for the start of the service but insider sources noted that ordering the specially modified planes would prevent the launch happening until the end of 2011 at the earliest.

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Joe Evans

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