BA to increase flights to London from Edinburgh

British Airways has announced it is to increase the number of flights running between Edinburgh and London City airports from eight to ten daily, businesstraveller.com reports.

The airline has already pledged a number of investments into the route, aimed at making business travellers much more comfortable on their journey. These include the opening of a brand new £1.5 million executive lounge at Edinburgh airport, which houses twice as many travellers as the old iteration could, with 200 customers able to fit comfortably into its 730 square metres.

Also contained in the new Edinburgh hub is a bistro, coffee area, complementary bar, free wi-fi, business suite with printer, reception area and work booths.

Unarguably the biggest new addition is that of the two additional flights being scheduled in for every day. This comes at a good time for business travellers making their way down to London from Edinburgh, after Cityjet announced back in October that it was to stop operations between the airports.

Commenting, BA executive chairman Keith Williams told scotsman.com that this change may not be the end of its evolution, as its success could also determine more routes for the future.

“London City is the business area of London and has become quite a big operation, where we are now the largest player,” he explained.

“If the demand is there, we will equally fly from Glasgow too.”