British Airways is increasing flights and capacity from London City Airport to the Isle of Man.

From next summer BA will operate up to 27 return flights a week compared to 19 this year with fares from only £49.

The service is currently operated on a 50-seat Saab 2000 turboprop, but some of the additional services will be on an Embraer 170 jet aircraft, with up to 50 per cent more seats each week.

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Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ general manager commercial and customer at London City: “We are doing what we told our customers on the Isle of Man we would do, growing and improving our schedule to London.

"We are delighted to be able to offer up to 3,000 seats a week on well-timed flights that offer the choice of a day return or onward connections.”

Director of Ports for the Isle of Man Ann Reynolds said: “The quick response by British Airways in adding further flights on the London City service from the Isle of Man for is very positive and very welcome.

"The new schedule looks very good for leisure and business customers, offering greater flexibility on services each day, all at competitive fares.”