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Eight London City Airport routes restart today as coronavirus lockdown eases

EIGHT routes out of London City Airport will today restart as the coronavirus lockdown eases.

The BA CityFlyer routes will resume routes to Ibiza, Florence, Málaga and Palma this summer.

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The airline will also be recommencing domestic flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin – restoring important Anglo-Irish connections with the capital.

BA CityFlyer will reconnect the Isle of Man and London with daily flights between London City Airport and Douglas.

The airport already restarted domestic routes this month, with international flights scheduled to fly from July 4.

London City Airport CEO 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.”

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The airport has introduced safety measures including rapid contact-free temperature checking technology, 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 airport.

Other airports have also opened this month, with Gatwick Airport resuming limited flights on June 15.

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