To re-establish important domestic connectivity and tourism links between Scotland and the UK London City Airport is restoring key regional routes to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. The latter will be operated by Loganair, while Edinburgh and Glasgow will be operated by British Airways.
As momentum starts to build ahead of the summer and with the potential restart of international travel, British Airways operated by BA CityFlyer will resume flights to Edinburgh on 15 April and Glasgow from 17 May. Both routes will start with two weekly rotations but that is expected to pick up as demand builds for the summer holiday season.
Loganair’s service between London and Dundee will commence on 16 April and will also operate on a twice weekly rotation.
With staycation opportunities high on the agenda for the coming months the reintroduction of Scottish flights from London city comes as travel restrictions betwen the two home nations begin to ease. It also comes ahead of the much anticipated England vs. Scotland football match at Euro 2020, which will be held at Wembley on 18 June.
“Regional air connectivity is vital for the recovery of aviation, tourism and the UK economy, which is why we are delighted that our airlines have restored key domestic regional routes with flights resuming shortly to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee,” said Anne Doyere, Head of Aviation, London City Airport.
“With travel restrictions to ease further in the coming weeks, many people will be eager to embark on a well-earned holiday or staycation within the UK. The speed, safety and convenience of London City Airport means we are well placed to welcome back our passengers when they are ready to fly again.”
According to London City a survey of 2,000 people found there was a strong desire amongst the British public to return to air travel as soon as restrictions are lifted. The survey found that 72% of frequent flyers said they were keen to resume flying this summer, with a preference for short-haul destinations. In preparation for the restart of aviation, the airport has partnered with Collinson to offer onsite testing facilities for passengers to accommodate the full range of departure and arrival tests for both UK and global markets.