BA Cityflyer to launch Southampton flights but suspends others

A BA Cityflyer Embraer (Image: UK Aviation Media)
A BA Cityflyer Embraer (Image: UK Aviation Media)

BA Cityflyer (CJ/CFE), a wholly-owned subsidiary of British Airways, launching summer services from Southampton Airport (SOU/EGHI).

BA Cityflyer will offer up to 17 flights per week from Southampton from 1st May to 31st October 2021 to destinations including Malaga, Florence, Faro, Mykonos, Ibiza, Palma, Bergerac, Limoges–Bellegarde, Nice Côte d’Azur, Edinburgh and Berlin.

Tom Stoddart, Managing Director of BA CityFlyer, which will operate the new services, said: “We are delighted to announce the extension of our services to Southampton Airport next summer.

“This is an exciting opportunity for the British Airways family. The ideal location of the airport and excellent facilities on offer will hugely benefit our customers along the South Coast as they plan to take to the skies again and book a well-deserved holiday in the sun.”

Away from Southampton, the airline is suspending its planned Summer 2021 operations at Manchester (MAN/EGCC) and London Stansted (STN/EGSS).

The carrier normally operates a summer season of flights from the airports to Alicante, London City, Florence, Ibiza, Mykonos, Malaga, Nice and Palma from Manchester and Berlin, Florence, Faro, Ibiza, Malaga, Mykonos and Palma from London Stansted.

Passengers booked on these flights will able to rebook via London City Airport or via London Heathrow with British Airways free of charge but for passengers travelling from Manchester, they will have to cover their own costs for getting to London.

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