British Airways is introducing another Embraer 190 aircraft at London City Airport next year to make it the busiest summer of its east London tenure.
This will create up to 30 new crew and support jobs at the Royal Docks hub.
The jet will operate 14 extra frequencies a week to popular sun spots over the summer and will be used to upgrade the three-a-day Dusseldorf service, currently operated by a turboprop aircraft, adding 50% more seats.
During the peak summer season, from June to September, there will be three additional flights a week to Nice, two to Faro, Florence, Ibiza and Angers and one extra flight a week to Quimper, Venice and Palma, Majorca.
The extra frequencies will provide 30 per cent more seats to leisure destinations in Europe direct from London City.
The new 98-seat Embraer 190 aircraft – which are quieter and more fuel efficient than predecessors – will arrive in May, bringing the total British Airways fleet based at London City to 25 aircraft.
Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager commercial and customer at London City, said: “The addition of the extra aircraft means we are able to meet the demands of our customers at London City who want more flights and a great schedule to some of their favourite holiday destinations.”
Next summer British Airways will fly over 700 flights a week to a total of 30 destinations in the USA, Europe and the UK from London City.
Embraer 190 Profile
- The Embraer 190 is a narrow-body, twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by Brazilian aerospace company Embraer.
- The aircraft is a low wing design with engines mounted below the wings. The wings of the Embraer 190 are fitted with winglets, which reduces the drag and provides increased lift and improved efficiency.
- The high-performance, high-efficiency engines are quiet and the aircraft exceeds the noise and emission-related requirements established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). It has 15-30% less CO2 emissions than previous generation (RJ100)
- There are no middle seats – just window and aisle.