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Willie Walsh Launches Dublin-London City Route

Willie Walsh Launches Dublin-London City Route

Obviously British Airways is putting a lot of effort into its new Dublin to London City Airport route, as a very confidant Willie Walsh was in Dublin for the launch to the trade. The event was compered by the TV personality, Eamon Holmes.

Sharon Menzies from Club Travel says hello to Eamon Holmes.

Sharon Menzies from Club Travel says hello to Eamon Holmes

 

Willie Walsh said that the new route would be operated by “the nicest aircraft you will ever fly in”, the Brazilian-built Embraer Regional jet. He also announced that, with effect from 26th October, all the British Airways flights from Dublin to London Heathrow would operate to Terminal 5, making quick connections to BA’s long-haul network.

Willie Walsh

Willie Walsh, Chief Executive, IAG

British Airways is commencing the new London City route on Sunday 26th October with five flights per day.

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The Sunway team meet Eamon Holmes

Incumbent carrier CityJet, and regional airline Flybe, will also operate this route, meaning that there will be 18 flights per day between the three airlines. This is a large capacity increase for this route and is bound to lead to increased competition.

Martin Skelly , President of the ITAA thanks British Airways.

Martin Skelly, ITAA President, thanks British Airways

There was a charity raffle with the top prize of two Club World tickets to Los Angeles on the A380 being won by Pat Dawson, ITAA Chief Executive.

Pat Dawson was the lucky winner of two Club World tickets to LAX.

Pat Dawson was the lucky winner of two Club World tickets to Los Angeles

 

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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