British Airways will recommence a handful of leisure routes from London City airport this summer.
The airline’s subsidiary BA CityFlyer will resume services to Ibiza, Florence, Malaga and Palma following the re-opening of the airport last weekend.
The carrier will also be recommencing domestic flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin.
The first flight at the airport since operations were suspended at the end of March was from the Isle of Man on Sunday, with BA now offering a daily service. Agents are advised to check ba.com for confirmation of other start dates.
London City chief executive Robert Sinclair, said: “The restart of some services at London City airport by our home-based carrier, British Airways, is good news for business and leisure passengers and we hope signals the start of the road towards a recovery.
“We believe there is demand from passengers to get back to flying and we have worked hard to make that possible – putting in place appropriate measures to make the airport safe and working closely with British Airways to restore some popular routes and important connections.
"We are looking forward to flights beginning to re-start and working with British Airways to grow passenger volumes and build on their route network in time as confidence returns.”
The airport has put in place contact-free temperature checking and crowd monitoring technology, an enhanced cleaning regime using an anti-microbial surface treatment and social distancing procedures such as one-way systems and Perspex screens. Passengers will also be asked to wear face coverings in the terminal.
A survey of more than 4,700 of the airport’s customers found 79% were likely or quite likely to travel when told it was safe and 42% planned to travel for leisure within the next three months. Another 41% intend to take a flight for business.