The FINANCIAL -- Four additional Embraer E190 aircraft will join the BA CityFlyer fleet during 2019, bringing the total fleet number to 26 aircraft.
These aircraft will add nearly 20 per cent more seats from London City Airport in 2019 and enable the launch of new destinations.
From November 11, a new year-round service will be launched to Rome from the Docklands airport, with one-way hand baggage only fares from £55.
In addition a fifth daily service will be added to the popular Zurich route on week days.
Rome is the first of a number of new routes and extra flights to be announced for next year.
According to Londoncityairport, this growth will see the number of job opportunities in East London increase with direct employment opportunities for pilots, cabin crew and engineers, as well as indirect roles for various suppliers in and around the airport.
British Airways’ £4.5 billion investment for customers over the next five years, also includes the installation of the best quality WiFi and power in every seat, fitting 128 long-haul aircraft with new interiors and taking delivery of 72 new aircraft.