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British Airways to increase London City services to Germany

British Airways to increase London City services to Germany

British Airways is providing more than 34,000 extra seats to Germany from London City Airport this winter with bigger aircraft and additional flights.

Services to Hamburg and Dusseldorf will operate on the 76-seat Embraer 170 jet aircraft, replacing the current Saab 2000 turboprop.

In addition the schedule to Dusseldorf will increase from three to four flights a day.

The larger aircraft will mean British Airways is more than doubling its capacity to Hamburg on the three daily flights.

Larger aircraft and additional frequencies will increase the number of seats to Dusseldorf by 33 per cent.

New three-a-day flights to Berlin from London City launched earlier this year, which together with Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt and Bremen means British Airways will operate up to 85 flights each week direct from the Docklands to Germany this winter.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager commercial and customer, London City, said: “Germany is such a fast growing market we were delighted to increase our schedule earlier this year with new services to Berlin and Hamburg.

“Now with a larger aircraft fleet we can be more flexible and add the additional frequencies that customers have asked for.

“The five German cities we serve are popular with both business and leisure customers and I’m sure they will welcome the new larger aircraft and increased schedule choices.”