British Airways is offering almost two million seats from London City Airport this summer and launching a new three-times-a-week service to Skiathos.

Skiathos, favoured by tourists for its many pine forests and over 60 beaches, is the third Greek Island route from London City. It joins Santorini and Mykonos, which will increase from four to five flights a week.

The new Skiathos route will start on June 26 and will operate during the peak summer weeks until September.  Basic each way fares from £79 are available to book from today on

The addition of Skiathos and the new weekly service between London City and Manchester,  also announced this week, means 29 destinations will operate in British Airways’ colours from London City Airport this summer.

Luke Hayhoe, General Manager Customer and Commercial, London City, said: “This is the busiest year yet for British Airways with 1.9 million seats on sale from London City Airport.

“We are delighted to include Skiathos in our summer sunshine routes as well as increasing the number of flights to Mykonos. With a good mix of leisure and business destinations we are providing an excellent choice of network and schedule direct from the Docklands for our customers.”

Flights from London City to Angers in France will stop due to air traffic control restrictions and flights to Hamburg are also being withdrawn for commercial reasons.