As of February 9th, 2016, British Airways announced that they will commence operations at Stansted Airport in London next spring. This addition to their route network will be the fourth London-based airport served by the airline.
Set to start on May 18, 2016, all flights to Stansted will be operated by British Airways subsidiary, BA CityFlyer, and will feature routes to popular vacation destinations such as Malaga, Palma, Faro and Ibiza. Embraer 190 aircraft will operate on the new routes.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for us to expand our London network and to give our customers even more choice of where to fly from this summer,” said British Airways general manager commercial and customer at BA CityFlyer Luke Hayhoe. “Stansted is a growing airport and we will be offering a full scheduled service to some of the most popular European holiday destinations, complementing our existing services from other London airports.”
British Airways presently operates out of Heathrow, Gatwick, and London City Airport, three of the major London-based airports. Service to Stansted will allow coverage of all four of the city’s airports.
Stansted Airport shares in on the airline’s enthusiasm.”I am delighted to welcome British Airways to Stansted and very much look forward to the launch of its first ever scheduled flights from the airport in May this year,” said Andrew Harrison, Stansted MD.