London City Airport has announced plans to cut more than a third of its workforce as the Covid-19 pandemic batters the aviation sector. The airport has officially opened consultation with up to 239 staff.
The service between London City Airport and George Best Belfast City Airport brings back flying on the popular route which had ceased in February with the collapse of Flybe.
Flights between Vilnius and London City will continue to be operated as part of public service obligation formula which allows public entities to co-fund flights of special interest within the EU.
German airline Lufthansa will commence two flights a day between the two global financial centres from Monday, September 7th. When combined with its subsidiaries, Lufthansa is the second largest airline in Europe in terms of passengers carried.
International flights have resumed today from London City Airport as quarantine regulations are lifted on a number of destinations. The return of flights to popular European holiday destinations from the airport has been met with strong demand from travellers.
London City has released a new video that showcases the extra measures that have been added to the passenger experience to protect their wellbeing at the airport.
Linking Central London to the capital city of the Netherlands, the route will begin as a single daily service, with frequency increases expected as demand for travel returns.
London City Airport has announced British Airways subsidiary BA CityFlyer will resume some routes from London City Airport to Ibiza, Florence, Málaga and Palma this summer.
London City Airport has announced plans to restart commercial operations from the end of June. The central London facility initially closed in March, with plans to reopen at the end of April.
London City Airport has temporarily suspended all commercial and private flights in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Travel demand around the world has seen sharp decline in recent weeks, with virtually all European airlines grounding flights in response.
Over five million passengers travelled through London City last year, making it the busiest year for the airport. Publishing its official annual passenger figures, officials announced that a total of 5,100,025 passengers flew in to and out of the airport in 2019.
New analysis of Civil Aviation Authority postcode data by London City Airport has found that 143,000 departing passengers used the airport who live within a three-mile radius last year. This is a 22 per cent increase from the 117,000 passengers recorded in 2017.