British Airways is planning its busiest summer ever from London City Airport next year with the introduction of another Embraer 190 aircraftThe additional jet will operate 14 extra frequencies a week to popular sun spots over the summer and will be used to upgrade the three-a-day Dusseldorf service, which is currently operated by a turboprop aircraft.

The new jet service will add over 50 per cent more seats on flights between the two airports.

With the introduction of the new aircraft, BA will also be creating up to 30 additional crew and support jobs at the Docklands airport.

During the peak summer season, from June to September, there will be three additional flights a week to Nice, two to Faro, Florence, Ibiza and Angers and one extra flight a week to Quimper, Venice and Palma, Majorca.

The extra frequencies will provide 30 per cent more seats to leisure destinations in Europe direct from London City.

The new 98-seat Embraer 190 aircraft will arrive in May, bringing the total BA fleet based at London City to 25 aircraft.

Luke Hayhoe, BA’s General Manager Commercial and Customer at London City, said: “The addition of the extra aircraft means we are able to meet the demands of our customers at London City who want more flights and a great schedule to some of their favourite holiday destinations. It also means we can create up to 30 permanent jobs at the airport.”

Next summer BA will fly over 700 flights a week to a total of 30 destinations in the USA, Europe and the UK from London City.