British Airways has announced that it will start flying direct to Dublin from London City Airport. From the start of the winter schedule, October 26, British Airways will launch five-a-day services to Dublin using a mix of Embraer 170 and 190 jets from its new fleet of 17 aircraft.The Embraer aircraft will be based in Dublin overnight for an early morning departure, allowing customers to do a full day’s business in London or to connect on to British Airways’ 26 domestic, European and international destinations from the Docklands airport. The schedule also allows passengers to do a full day’s business in Dublin.

British Airways is also increasing frequency to Scotland from London City with two new flights a day to Glasgow and an extra daily flight to Edinburgh. The increases means British Airways will fly a total of 11 return flights a day to Edinburgh and eight return flights a day to Glasgow from October, offering the best schedule choice from London City.

Luke Hayhoe, commercial general manager at London City said: “We are constantly looking at how we can improve our schedule and the best ways to use our new aircraft. We are very excited about flying to Dublin, it was what our customers wanted and we are delighted that we can offer such an excellent schedule giving them plenty of choice whether they are flying for business or pleasure.

“We are also able to add to our existing network to Scotland with extra flights on the popular Glasgow and Edinburgh routes, once again improving frequency and schedule.”

The new flights between London City and Dublin extend the choice for customers who are already able to fly from Heathrow to the Irish capital with British Airways up to eight times a day.

Including the new London City flights, British Airways will fly up to a total of 27 times a day between Edinburgh and London and 21 times a day between Glasgow and London