British Airways readies for Split launch

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British Airways will inaugurate flights between London City Airport and Split tomorrow, complementing its existing services from Heathrow Airport, from which it has increased frequencies  from five to seven flights a week this year. Luke Hayhoe, British Airways’ Commercial General Manager at London City Airport, said, “Croatia is a new destination for us and one which our customers have told us they want from London City. It is one of the fastest growing holiday destinations and we are delighted to offer new direct flights for the summer”. London City Airport's Aviation Director, Peter Downes, added, "The new seasonal service to Split in Croatia epitomises how our home carrier, British Airways, is broadening our offer of leisure routes from London City Airport. It’s the latest in a stellar selection of holiday getaway options that our passengers will love, as we prepare for our busiest summer yet. Using the city’s most central airport, sun-seeking Londoners can reach the idyllic Dalmatian coast conveniently and quickly, to discover its culture, food, stunning beaches, or as the gateway to Croatia’s islands". The new service to Split will run three times a week until September 30 with the 98-seat Embraer E190 jet.

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  1. Bravo Hrvatska!

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  2. What's that small plane?

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    1. It is stated in the article that it is an Embraer E190

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  3. BA is ready for it but the real question is if SPU is ready for this premium heavy route? I don't think so. Rich people are used to a certain standard and SPU doesn't have it until the new terminal opens.

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    1. I fly with BA and im certainly not rich, what are you talking about?

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    2. You fly from LHR, rich people fly from LCY

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    3. theres enough rich british at Hvar. this ones for them, not for Mirko and us

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    4. Jakov Fabinger20 June 2019 at 14:00

      Such nonsense.. this is not a premium heavy route.

      On Monday 5 August the BA flight from LCY is £108, the BA flight from LHR is £237. Departure time differs by less than 3 hours.

      Friday 19 July, the start of school holidays - LHR flight is £396, LCY £244.

      If you were a middle class family of 4, which airport would you fly from? The "premium" one. That doesn't make all passengers on the plane premium.

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    5. London city airport was an airport built for business. Not necessarily business class, but for those commuting to work. Although now its like any overcrowded small airport.
      As a passenger service agent for BA i can tell you this certainly isnt a premium airport the way it is now. But i cant wait to see the new terminal.

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  4. oops is London City Airport, nice one

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  5. Pay attention guys on Split traffic figures in July ,it's going to be more than 800k passengers during that month.

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    1. Can't believe that

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    2. That would requires around 15% increase.... Is there enough added capacity? 100,000 plus more seats compared to last year?

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  6. I work for BA Cityflyer at London City. I can confirm that the inaugural flight to Split tomorrow is already fully booked. Looks like this will be a very successful route for BA. Although not so easy for us boarding agents haha.

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