BA becomes biggest airline at City Airport
British Airways has overtaken CityJet to become the biggest airline at London City with the launch of a new route to Italy and increased frequency to Frankfurt and Glasgow.
The carrier has also announced another aircraft from manufacturer Embraer is arriving to take the fleet size at the airport to 14.
The new route, which is a year-round service to Venice, will start in September with prices starting from £85 each way.
Frankfurt will see an extra flight a day in March and Glasgow will have an extra daily flight from September.
The news comes as BA prepares to launch services from the Docklands airport to Menorca, Britanny and the Loire Valley in May.
The airline now serves 21 destinations in the UK and Europe, as well as a route to New York.
Peter Simpson, managing director of British Airways' wholly owned subsidiary airline BA CityFlyer, which operates the London City network, said: "We are very excited about the arrival of our 14th aircraft which will add frequency to existing business destinations and has opened up new flying possibilities to popular leisure destinations.
"Our customers love the quick and easy service at London City, just 15 minutes from kerbside to airside, making the most of their valuable time."