British Airways is offering almost two million seats from London City Airport this summer and launching a new three-times-a-week service to Skiathos, according to a press statement by the airways.
It is the third Greek Island route, alongside Mykonos and Santorini, from London City but this is the first time British Airways has operated to Skiathos, a destination favored by tourists for its many pine forests and over 60 beaches.
In addition flights to Mykonos will increase from four to five flights a week. The new Skiathos route will start on June 26 and operate during the peak summer weeks until September. Earlier, British Airways also announced the launch of a new weekly service between London City and Manchester from May.
These flights will go on sale on February 21. The new routes mean 29 destinations will operate in British Airways’ colors from London City Airport this summer. Flights from London City to Angers in France will stop due to air traffic control restrictions and flights to Hamburg are also being withdrawn for commercial reasons.
Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager customer and commercial, London City, said: “This is the busiest year yet for British Airways with 1.9 million seats on sale from London City Airport. We are delighted to include Skiathos in our summer sunshine routes as well as increasing the number of flights to Mykonos. With a good mix of leisure and business destinations we are providing an excellent choice of network and schedule directly from the Docklands for our customers.”