NEWS: BA launch Jersey & Gibraltar from London City and Virgin Voyages UK ‘staycations-at-sea’

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BA launch Jersey & Gibraltar from London City

British Airways has today announced the launch of two new routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City Airport. They will initially only be over the summer period, launching on 25 June, 2021. Two flights a week will operate to Jersey and Gibraltar – on Mondays and Fridays. Obviously, if those days don’t suit you in terms of trip length, I’d recommend flying one way from Heathrow (or Gatwick) so you get to enjoy the lounge and then back to London City if that is a more local airport for you. Jersey os due to go back to Gatwick rather than Heathrow from the end of June, whereas Gibraltar will still operate from Heathrow for the summer. I can never understand on a premium route like Jersey where there must be a large proportion of connections, why they don’t move the flights to Heathrow permanently. 

Jersey is due to reopen to the UK from 26 April and counts as domestic travel. Gibraltar looks set to be on the green list but as yet have not said when they plan to accept UK visitors. 

Minister for Business, Tourism, Transport and the Port of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar the Hon Vijay Daryanani MP said: “This is excellent news and continues to show the confidence that the industry has in Gibraltar as a destination. A seasonal link with London City Airport operated by BA CityFlyer brings yet another operator to Gibraltar and opens up a further catchment area from the UK. This service will complement BA’s mainline services from Heathrow and the local business and financial services community will undoubtedly welcome a link to London’s financial district. Our tourism, retail and hospitality industries can also look forward to greeting customers from the City and the east London catchment area.”

Matt Thomas, Ports of Jersey, Group CEO, said: “We are delighted to see the Island once again connected to London City and look forward to working alongside BA Cityflyer. We understand the importance of connectivity to London’s financial centre, as well as for Islanders wanting easy access to central London, or to take advantage of the many onward connections available.”

Both flights will be operated by BA CityFlyer’s Embraer E190 aircraft. British Airways will continue to operate its services to Jersey and Gibraltar alongside these new London City services.

Route FlightRoute directionScheduleFrequency
LCY/JER BA3283

BA3284

LCY-JER

JER-LCY

0945/1050**

1125-1230**

Two per week (Mon and Fri)
LCY/GIB BA3289

BA3290

LCY-GIB

GIB-LCY

1315-1710

1755-1950

Two per week (Mon and Fri)

**Between 9 Aug and 30 Aug the Monday service flight times will change to LCY-JER 1105-1210 and JER-LCY 1245-1330

 

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