British Airways is to launch double daily direct business class-only flights from New York to London City airport next year. The new flights will operate on Airbus A318 aircraft with 32 seats onboard. The airline has ordered two A318 aircraft to operate these flights. They will be the first A318s in the British Airways fleet though the airline already operates 69 Airbus A320 family shorthaul aircraft.
Robin Hayes, British Airways’ Executive Vice President Americas, said: “This niche service will fly passengers between the heart of the two largest financial centers in the world. London City airport is located minutes away from some of our key corporate customers and is in one of the fastest growing areas of the British capital.”