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British Airways customers invited to travel to London City Airport by boat

British Airways customers invited to travel to London City Airport by boat

British Airways has teamed up with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers to offer a scenic journey to the airport with 25% off tickets and a complimentary drink on the Thames.
Uber Boat by Thames Clippers is London’s River Bus service, stopping at 24 piers across the capital between Putney Pier in the west and Barking Riverside in the east.

Whether travelling from Putney to Palma or Battersea to Berlin, the offer is available to those flying with BA Cityflyer, British Airways’ subsidiary airline based at London City Airport.

Customers disembarking at Royal Wharf Pier will find themselves just a short DLR ride from London City, making it smooth sailing to the airport complete with up close views of landmarks such as Big Ben, The London Eye, The Shard and The Cutty Sark.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers offers a relaxing travelling alternative, with customers able to embark and disembark from accessible London locations such as Chelsea Harbour, Battersea Power Station and Embankment. Discounted tickets will be available from £4.20 per person when travelling within the East Zone or £7.69 from central London.

Tom Stoddart, CEO of BA Cityflyer, said: “Not only is flying from London City a convenient and quick way to travel, but it allows our customers to really embrace our brilliant city. With views of the Canary Wharf skyline and the River Thames, it’s an airport like no other and working with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers helps us to extend the London experience beyond the airport.”


British Airways customers travelling to or from London City Airport with flights on the same day can enjoy the 25% discount when booking in advance via As an added perk, they can also show their boarding pass at the onboard café bar to receive a complimentary hot drink, ideal for sipping whilst enjoying the views.

BA CityFlyer operates the Embraer 190 aircraft with a route map of more than 30 destinations throughout the year across the UK and Europe. Customers can enjoy a choice of Club Europe (business class) or Euro Traveller (economy) cabins.

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