British Airways is extending into the winter season three of its newest domestic routes – Belfast City Airport to Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds.
These will be operated by British Airways CityFlyer (BACF) two-class and marketed as British Airways (BA).
For the most part BACF sets its own standards for cabin services and where available pre-ordering Economy refreshments is not required. (See BTN 6 September Prebook BA Economy Food)
Flights between Belfast and Birmingham will operate twice daily, increasing to three times a day on Thursday and Friday. Services from Belfast to Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds will increase compared to the summer season at 4, 13 and 10 a week respectively.
BACF is also launching a new ski route to Salzburg, from both London City (LCY) and Southampton (SOU) airports. Starting 10 December flights will operate twice a week from LCY, on Friday and Saturday, and weekly from SOU the next day.
The BACF LCY operation is currently established to Amsterdam, Belfast City, Berlin, Billund, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Glasgow, Ibiza, Malaga, Milan Linate, Munich, Nice, Palma de Mallorca, Prague, Rotterdam and Zurich, much as previous but less frequent.
Seasonal operations include Bergerac, Chambery, Faro, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, Menorca, Mykonos, Quimper, Salzburg (begins 10 December), Santorini, Skiathos, Split and Venice.
Readers are advised to check on the BA website for frequencies on all destinations and alternative routing via Heathrow.
Tom Stoddart, Managing Director of BACF, said: "This year has shown how much customers want to stay connected with the rest of the UK. We’re responding to the customer demand we saw over the last few months by extending some of our newest UK routes from Belfast City Airport.”
With few exceptions most of the core former Flybe routes have now been taken up.