Prague flights to London City expanded

British Airways subsidiary CityFlyer will go the urban airport every day

UK-based air carrier British Airways confirmed that it will increase service on its regularly scheduled route between Václav Havel Airport Prague and London City as of the winter schedule.

Flights from the BA CityFlyer subsidiary will be run every day, instead of the original six flights a week. The added service will be on Saturdays.

The route will use an Embraer 190 (E90) aircraft with a scheduled capacity of 98 persons or an Embraer 170 (E70) with a scheduled capacity of 76 people. Both types offer Club Europe business class or Euro Traveler class.

Flights to London City Airport, which is connected to the center of London by public transport, will take approximately 2 hours.

The new Saturday service will leave Prague at 7:10 am and arrive in London at 10:05 am. Flights leave London City at 11:05 am and arrive in Prague at noon.

The existing Monday to Friday service leaves Prague at 11:15 am, while the return flights leave London City at 2:50 pm. Sunday flights leave Prague at 3:05 pm, with return flights leaving London City at 6:40 pm.

Václav Havel Airport offers direct connections to all six international airports in London: Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and Southend.

London City Airport is an international airport located in the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham, close to the financial centers in the City of London and Canary Wharf. It has a single 1,500-meter runway. Only multi-engine, fixed-wing aircraft with special aircraft and aircrew certification to fly 5.5 degree approaches are allowed to conduct operations there. The largest aircraft the airport can handle is the Airbus A220-100.

London City was the 14th-busiest in the UK airport in 2017, and the fifth-busiest out of the six serving London.

Václav Havel Airport Prague airport handled a total of 7,463,975 passengers in the first half of 2018, a 10 percent increase over the same period last year, and looks set to break last year's annual record of clearing 15,415,001 passengers. That was an increase of 17.9 percent compared to 2016.

It opened April 5, 1937, as Prague Ruzyně Airport. Right after former president Václav Havel's death on Dec. 18, 2011, an online petition asked the government to rename it to Václav Havel International Airport. This name change took place Oct. 5, 2012, on what would have been Havel's 76th birthday.

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