London City to Dublin route launched by BA

By Rob Virtue on June 26, 2014 2:38 PM |

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British Airways has relaunched flights from London City Airport to Dublin five years after it dropped its service to the Irish capital.

The airline also announced on Thursday it was increasing flights to both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Dublin flights will take off from the start of the winter schedule on October 26 and will run five times a day.

Luke Hayhoe, British Airways' commercial general manager at London City, said: "We are constantly looking at how we can improve our schedule and the best ways to use our new aircraft.

"We are very excited about flying to Dublin, it was what our customers wanted and we are delighted that we can offer such an excellent schedule giving them plenty of choice whether they are flying for business or pleasure."

The airline will also leave an aircraft in Dublin overnight to allow for early morning departures to London.

It stopped flights to Dublin back in 2009 due to a lack of planes. It came just a year into the service.

However, it has since purchased a fleet of Embraer aircraft and have announced a number of new routes in recent months.

Meanwhile, trips to Glasgow will increase by two a week to eight, and there is an extra flight to Edinburgh resulting in 11 a week.