London City Airport welcomes easing of travel restrictions as traffic rises

London City AirportLondon City Airport has seen its fourth consecutive busiest week since the start of the pandemic, signalling a boost in passenger confidence.

By 21 March, the Airport was up 40% on February with the airport on track to have its best month since the start of the pandemic with business traffic back at 2019 levels.

One reason for the increase is the UK Government’s removal of all remaining travel restrictions, said the Airport.

In addition, British Airways CityFlyer is starting new routes from London City Airport (LCY) to Milan Malpensa and Luxembourg, plus connections to Rotterdam and Nice also resume. This means that 20 of the 25 routes that BA CityFlyer operated in 2019 have now returned to the schedule.

ITA will also be starting flights from LCY to Milan Linate at the end of March.

London City Airport’s, Head of Aviation, Anne Doyere said, “We are delighted to see key routes and strong passenger growth returning to LCY. The demand from customers has given us real confidence heading into the summer this year. It’s also testament to the agility of our airlines providing convenient flight times and competitive pricing that benefit our customers.”

Doyere added, “The UK Government’s removal of all remaining travel restrictions, including the complicated Passenger Locator Form and all testing requirements, is hugely welcome news for our passengers and will make travel easier again.

“This will help businesses get moving, boosting consumer confidence in travel ahead of Easter & summer, where LCY will be connecting to 36 destinations across Europe & the UK.”

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