15 FEBRUARY 2016
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British Airways is to begin flying from Stansted (STN) this summer under the CityFlyer banner. Its last venture into the Essex airport was cut short in 2002 when Go stopped flying and was incorporated into easyJet. This two-class single aircraft foray is clearly experimental and could go places or be stopped at the end of the season. On Sundays the Faro flight leaves STN 05:40.
This time around the operation will be at the weekend only, making efficient use of the 98-seat Embraer 190 jets flown by CityFlyer out of London City Airport and normally grounded from lunchtime Saturday for 24 hours when that airport closes under its planning permissions.
The four routes will operate once a week with the Ibiza, Malaga and Palma flights running on Saturday, and the service to Faro on Sunday.
Andrew Harrison, managing director, Stansted Airport, added: "I am delighted to welcome British Airways to Stansted and very much look forward to the launch of its first ever scheduled flights from the airport in May this year.
"We look forward to working closely with British Airways to build a strong working relationship and ensure these new flights are a huge success."
Stansted is part of the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) which purchased the airport in 2013. www.ba.com www.londonstansted.com
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