BA launches London City – New York flights
British Airways has today launched the first longhaul flight from London City Airport - an exclusive, all-business service to New York.
Two uniquely configured Airbus A318s will fly twice daily on the new route, which links the hearts of the world's two biggest financial centres. The historic launch flight bears British Airways' most prestigious flight number, BA001, formerly used by Concorde.
Customers on the new service will be the first to be able to send emails, texts and use the internet via an in-flight mobile communications service, provided by OnAir. For increased convenience customers can check-in for their flight from London City just 15 minutes before departure.
In addition, when they land at JFK Airport, they will be treated as domestic arrivals having already cleared US customs and immigration during a brief refuelling stop at Shannon Airport in the west of Ireland. The new service features 32 fully flat beds in a cabin specially designed to feel spacious and contemporary.