British Airways is planning its busiest summer ever from London City Airport next year with the introduction of another Embraer 190 aircraft.

The 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, British Airways 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 British Airways fleet based at London City to 25 aircraft.