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Orly birds at City

London City reaches the big 3-0 with new Paris flights

British Airways’ growth at London City airport is continuing – with three new destinations this autumn taking the total route network to 30 for the first time.

From late October, there will be three flights a day to Paris Orly during the week and one a day at weekends, six flights a week to Prague and two a week to Reykjavik.

Paris Orly becomes the airline’s fifth French route from the Docklands airport. The route is being transferred from Heathrow, offering customers a choice of two London airports from Paris. Flights to Paris Charles De Gaulle will continue to operate from Heathrow.

Heathrow also sees a number of network changes in the autumn: a service to Tenerife is being launched and flights to Palermo, Malaga and Palma also become year-round operations. For skiers, new routes to Grenoble and Turin begin in December, alongside increased frequencies to Innsbruck and Salzburg.

And British Airways’ A380 network will be extended to Chicago. A daily flight will operate from next May, becoming the first scheduled superjumbo service from any airline to land in the Windy City. In all, there will be six flights between the two cities every day, operated by British Airways and joint business partner American Airlines. The introduction of an A380 will increase the number of available seats by almost 20 per cent.