British Airways customers invited to travel to London City Airport by boat

British Airways has teamed up with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers to offer a scenic journey to the airport with 25% off tickets. The offer is available to those flying with BA Cityflyer, British Airways’ subsidiary airline based at London City Airport. Uber Boat by Thames Clippers is London’s River Bus service, stopping at 24 piers across the capital between Putney Pier in the west and Barking Riverside in the east. Customers disembarking at Royal Wharf Pier will find themselves just a short DLR ride from London City, making it smooth sailing to the airport complete with up close views of landmarks such as Big Ben, The London Eye, The Shard and The Cutty Sark. Discounted tickets will be available from £4.20 per person when travelling within the East Zone or £7.69 from central London.

The first departures of the boats leave around 6 in the morning, and they run until the evening hours, while on weekends they leave a little later with the first departures, while the last evening departures are a little before midnight. Service frequency may vary depending on the time of day and which piers customers wish to travel between.

From Croatia, the only direct flight to London City Airport departs from Split. Travelers from other Croatian cities must connect through major European hubs like Amsterdam, Frankfurt, or Zurich.

London City Airport is unique due to its steeper-than-standard approach, a short runway, and the largest aircraft certified for its operations—the Airbus A318. British Airways used to operate an Airbus A318 on the London City to New York route, with a stop in Shannon for refueling. During this stop, passengers also completed U.S. immigration procedures, significantly expediting their exit upon arrival in New York. Currently, the largest aircraft serving London City Airport are the Airbus A220-100 and the Embraer E190 & E190-E2.

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