British Airways Resumes Flights from Stansted Airport

ByTravelling For Business

May 22, 2024
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British Airways has resumed operations from London Stansted Airport, marking its return for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.

The UK airline’s subsidiary, BA CityFlyer, is now offering twice-weekly flights to Florence, Ibiza, and Nice using Embraer 190 aircraft. The inaugural flights departed on Sunday, 19 May.

With this move, British Airways is now operating from four London airports, including its primary hub at Heathrow, as well as Gatwick and London City airports. The decision to return to Stansted was initially announced in December.

Ciaran Brannigan, Stansted’s commercial director, welcomed the development: “London Stansted serves more European destinations than any other UK airport, and these new services to Ibiza, Florence, and Nice are strong additions to our route network, which now covers over 200 destinations across Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

“I’m sure these routes will be very popular with passengers from across London, Cambridge, and the growing East of England region. We look forward to working closely with British Airways to build a strong working relationship and ensure these new flights are a success.”

Additionally, British Airways has announced plans to introduce a fourth route from Stansted to Split in Croatia, commencing in September.

This expansion strengthens Stansted’s position as a key hub for European travel and provides passengers with more options for their travel needs, enhancing connectivity for the region.