London City Airport has resumed its international flights today. The launch comes as the new ‘Travel Corridors’ policy comes into effect. From today, travellers heading to a slew of countries across the world will no longer have to quarantine of their return to the UK.
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Clearly many Britons are eager to make the most of their newfound freedom.
Bookings for the flights operated by British Airways’ subsidiary BA CityFlyer have exceeded expectations, according to London City Airport.
Indeed, last month, in a survey of over 4,700 of the airport’s customers, 79 percent of City flyers said they were likely to travel when they are told it is safe to do so by the Government and airports or airlines.
BA CityFlyer today resumed flying to a number of destinations in Spain.
These incide flights to Palma de Mallorca, Ibiza, Málaga and Florence.
These initially daily flights will be joined from Monday July 13 by daily KLM flights to Amsterdam and Luxair flights to Luxembourg.
Then, from Saturday August 1, BA CityFlyer will add flights from London City Airport.
These will fly to other popular European destinations: Nice, Mahon, Faro and Bergerac.
The airport has coronavirus-fighting measures in place to ensure customer safety.
These include rapid contact-free temperature checking technology, crowd monitoring technology, an enhanced cleaning regime using an anti-microbial surface treatment, and social distancing procedures such as one-way systems and Perspex screens.
Passengers will also be asked to wear face coverings in the airport.
London City Airport insist that speed and convenience has been a key consideration when implementing these measures.
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The airport claims to offer the fastest experience in London.
London City Airport’s Chief Commercial Officer, Richard Hill, said: “Today marks the start of the summer getaway season, and it’s clear that customers value the safe, careful and speedy environment that we’ve created.
“I’m also delighted to see BA CityFlyer back operating from their home airport.
“Our partnership has been tremendously successful in the past and I am confident that it will be again, especially with more leisure routes like Nice, Mahon, Faro and Bergerac to follow, as well more daily rotations to Malaga, Ibiza and Palma.”
Hill added: “Looking ahead, I anticipate we’ll see more of our airline partners re-starting services in the coming weeks, encouraged by the demand we’re experiencing in the London market.”
London City Airport temporarily suspended flights for nearly three months between March 25 and June 21.
This was in response to the escalating public health crisis and government lockdown measures.
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