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Article from BTNews 9 AUGUST 2021

BA and Noble Caledonia

British Airways has come to an exclusive deal with specialist small ship operator Noble Caledonia to charter aircraft from London City Airport (LCY) to connect with various cruises.

The lifting of the international cruise ban has enabled the 30-year-old award-winning company to plan a series of seven-night trips in September to places as varied as Porto for the Douro, Naples and Scilly completing in Malta, and Arles for the Rhône.

The whole journey is fully inclusive including pre-flight testing to take place at the airport before the charter flight as well as the testing which is required 72 hours prior to the return from holiday.  Each trip is accompanied by experienced Tour Managers who will be travelling with just 100 like-minded passengers.  The flights are operated by BA CityFlyer Embraer 190 aircraft.

Whilst it also charters ships for specific programmes Noble Caledonia now owns the three former Renaissance Cruises 118-passenger specialist luxury explorer ships Caledonian Sky, Hebridean Sky and Island Sky.

Prospective customers should note that the LCY departure point is a presumption by BTN as the
Noble Caledonia sales literature does not state which London airport.  The Embraer 190 with 98 seats in a 2+2 configuration would be a very nice introduction to the holiday.



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