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British Airways CityFlyer to launch flights to Salzburg; increases frequency to Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds from Belfast

BA CityFlyer has announced that it will launch flights to Salzburg in Austria this winter. In addition, the airline is expanding in three of its newest domestic routes – Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds from Belfast this Winter season.

New and increased flights from Belfast

Starting 31st October 2021, British Airways will operate 2 or 3 daily flights (depending on the day) between Belfast City George Best Airport and Birmingham Airport. Travellers can now book flights between 31st October 2021 and 26th March 2021.

The carrier says that following a popular summer of domestic travel, the extended routes will continue to support vital business and leisure links between Northern Ireland and key cities across the United Kingdom.

Additionally, flights from Belfast to Exeter, Glasgow and Leeds will increase compared to the Summer season at 4, 13 and 10 flights-a-week respectively.

Tom Stoddart, Managing Director, BA CityFlyer, 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.

Katy Best, Commercial Director, Belfast City Airport, said:

British Airways has a longstanding presence at Belfast City Airport, and its introduction of regional services earlier this year has been strongly welcomed by our passengers who know and enjoy the excellent BA product. This latest increase in frequency is superb news for those who want to plan ahead and book winter staycations or weekend breaks in Birmingham, Exeter, Glasgow or Leeds. The convenient flight times will also be attractive to business travellers who avail of can same day returns.

For the reading convenience, I am embedding the flight schedules from Birmingham and Belfast below:

Here, BHD is Belfast City George Best Airport, BHX is Birmingham Airport, EXT is Exeter Airport, GLA is Glasgow International Airport and LBA is Leeds Bradford Airport. Photo: British Airways

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Salzburg, Austria

This winter, British Airways will launch flights to Salzburg from London City and Southampton.

Starting 10th December 2021, the airline will operate 2-weekly flights between London City Airport and Salzburg Airport. These flights will run with the following schedule:

  • London-Salzburg
  • Departure time: 07:05
  • Arrival time: 10:00
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: BA8479
  • Frequency: Fridays and Saturdays
  • Salzburg-London
  • Departure time: 10:50
  • Arrival time: 11:45
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 55 minutes
  • Flight number: BA8480
  • Frequency: Fridays and Saturdays

As of 11th December 2021, BA CityFlyer will operate once-weekly flights between Southampton Airport and Salzburg Airport. The schedule for these flights is:

  • Southampton-Salzburg
  • Departure time: 13:00
  • Arrival time: 16:00
  • Flight time: 2 hours
  • Flight number: BA2929
  • Frequency: Only Saturdays
  • Salzburg-Southampton
  • Departure time: 16:50
  • Arrival time: 17:50
  • Flight time: 2 hours
  • Flight number: BA2930
  • Frequency: Only Saturdays

All of these flights will be operated by BA CityFlyer’s Embraer E190s featuring 98 seats.

Recently, flydubai announced nonstop flights between Dubai and Salzburg.

Meanwhile, Buy-On-Board has returned to British Airways’ short-haul flights and has also announced four new routes out of Belfast. The airline has reopened its First Class lounge at New York JFK for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began and has increased flights between India and London following a surge in demand. British Airways has also resumed flights to Phoenix, Arizona and Chennai, India & has reopened Concorde Room at London Heathrow and New York – JFK. The airline has launched ‘BA Better World’ Sustainability Programme and a new livery supporting this programme.

Featured image by British Airways

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