British Airways enjoying double celebration
British Airways celebretes record passenger numbers at London City Airport
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Jul 15, 2011
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CRAWLEY, England - British Airways is enjoying a double celebration at London City Airport as the airline achieves record passenger numbers and takes delivery of the last aircraft in the new fleet.
The new fleet has helped the airline to carry over 100,000 customers from the Docklands airport in June - the first time this milestone has been broken in a single month.
Meanwhile, the latest addition to the British Airways fleet at London City, an Embraer 190 aircraft, has flown into operation.
The aircraft was delivered from Brazil and operated its first commercial flight on the London City to Edinburgh service.
It will operate on all the British Airways European routes from London City, including flights to Stockholm and the new flights to Malaga and Faro which began in June.
Luke Hayhoe, BA CityFlyer general manager commercial said: "We are delighted with the response we have had to the new aircraft fleet, our customer feedback is the highest it's ever been in terms of comfort and service on board the aircraft. The fact customers are so positive is obviously reflected in the fantastic passenger numbers we've had for June.
"The original order was for a fleet of 11 aircraft but we converted two further options and as a result have been able to launch a number of new routes from London City in the past year."