This weekend, 2 & 3 August: there will be road closures and diversions stretching from Westminster to the University of East London due to The London Triathlon. For more information click here.

 
 
News. Media Centre.
Latest news from London City Airport

British Airways Orders Fuel Efficient Aircraft Fleet

22/12/2008

British Airways has placed firm orders for a fleet of 11 new generation fuel efficient aircraft that will offer passengers unrivalled levels of space and comfort on board.

The airline’s wholly owned subsidiary BA CityFlyer is to take delivery of the first of its new Embraer aircraft, which will fly exclusively from London City Airport, from September 2009.

Firm orders have been placed for six Embraer 170 and five Embraer 190SR efficiency jets, known as E-jets, with options for three more in an investment worth US$376 million, based on current list prices.

They will replace the current fleet of 10 Avro RJ100 and two RJ85 aircraft operated by BA CityFlyer. The new aircraft will be greener and more fuel efficient with significantly lower carbon dioxide emissions. This was a key consideration in the order.

The Embraer 190SRs and Embraer 170s will operate on routes from London City Airport to Scotland, Ireland and Europe.

A ‘double-bubble’ fuselage design means there is more personal space for passengers and with four-abreast seating throughout the aircraft, everyone will have the choice of either a window or aisle seat.

Peter Simpson, managing director of BA CityFlyer, said: “We are very excited about this new fleet of fuel efficient aircraft which will not only help us to meet our environmental objectives but also provide more space and comfort for our customers.

“This significant investment in new aircraft further demonstrates British Airways’ commitment to services into and out of London City for our customers.

“Having the combination of the Embraer170s and 190SRs in the same fleet will give us greater flexibility, enabling us to match capacity with demand on routes within our existing and future network.”

Editors note

1. BA CityFlyer will be the first airline to announce Embraer 170 and 190SR jet services to London City

2. The Embraer 170s will be powered by General Electric CF34-8C5 engines and the 190SRs will be powered by CF34-10E5 engines.

3. The Embraer 170/190 family of E-Jets feature advanced engineering design, efficient performance, outstanding operating, economics, low emissions levels and a spacious cabin.

4. The E-Jets can fly at a maximum cruising speed of Mach 0.82 and at 41,000 feet with ranges of up to 4,448 km

5. The high degree of commonality between the two aircraft is more economical in terms of crew training, spare parts and maintenance costs

6. The Embraer 170 will improve CO2 emissions by up to 56% versus the RJ fleet and the 190SR will improve CO2 emissions by up to 28%

7. Both aircraft are more fuel efficient than the RJ fleet, with the Embraer 170 being 56% more fuel efficient and the 190SR being 28% more efficient

Search news stories

Get in touch.

For more on media relations.

For enquiries regarding specific flights, routes or aircraft please contact the airline directly.

Picture of Jeremy

Jeremy Probert
Corporate Communications Director

Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132

Email Jeremy directly Grey arrow pointing right
Dotted page break
Picture of Charlotte

Charlotte Beeching
External Communications Manager

Tel: +44 (0)20 7646 0132

 

Email Charlotte directly Grey arrow pointing right

Out of hours urgent media enquiries only: 07747 103 884 / 07798 708 163

Please note - the press office does not deal with marketing, advertising or sponsorship. Please contact the switchboard on 0207 646 0000/88 and ask for the relevant department.

LCY Tweets

2 & 3 Aug: road closures & diversions due to The London Triathlon may affect your journey to the airport .More info http://t.co/EDFxjOaKj8
#Granada: lush gardens, streets lined with the best tapas bars and a city atmosphere that never dwindles. Book now http://t.co/8aflufNwSd
@mrbeebee2000 Hello there! Welcome, we are glad you are impressed with our airport. We hope to see you again soon! Have a great weekend.
#Win a 5* break to #Granada for two with @British_Airways. To enter and to read more: http://t.co/16kEaxSpsq #LCYComp
@PeteAitch Hey Pete. Thanks for choosing London City. We are glad you love the airport just as much as we do. Have a great flight & weekend.
Just out of town, La Baule Beach is a stunning stretch of sand that runs for 9km through a clear-blue sea. Read more: http://t.co/zX8OYYO6kO
72 snow globes in 6 months – what souvenirs do you bring back from holiday? Read more: http://t.co/oyB4AD0b6L http://t.co/H0dVs0I302
@acmHW @British_Airways @BBCR1 @Radiocomp Have a great time in Ibiza, Andrew.
@AlexandraMCHolt @British_Airways @ahj @JHillAnderson @Leahfifeya @R1Breakfast Congrats! Have a great time in Ibiza guys.
@smerkolina Good morning, we are now following you. We look forward to your message.
Take a city-break in Glasgow from just £136 return. Book now: http://t.co/EwTY7SwfFz
2 & 3 Aug: road closures & diversions due to The London Triathlon may affect your journey to the airport .More info http://t.co/EDFxjOaKj8
Just finished your book, not to sure what to read next? Don’t worry we have some suggestions for you. http://t.co/ZqHzx9dxG5
@drawforsam 0844 493 0787 option 3, followed by option 2
@drawforsam unfortunately your airline will need to confirm the details with you. Have you tried their customer relations team...
2 & 3 Aug: road closures & diversions due to The London Triathlon may affect your journey to the airport .More info http://t.co/EDFxjOaKj8
@drawforsam we have made a request for some information, as soon as we have a response we will let you know.
RT @cityjet: Delayed flight this morning WX021 @londonCityAir to Paris Orly estimated departure at 12:30 am. We apologies for the inconve…
@TOWIWoolwich that's great news, thanks for booking with us and choosing to fly through London City Airport.
@GMackenze we believe it's a result of the knock-on effect caused by this mornings bad weather,but you should confirm this with your airline
LCY Leisure guide

LCY Leisure Guide.

Plan & book your trip grey arrow

Calendar icon

Book your holiday.

Click here now. grey arrow

Aircraft icon

Discover europe

Find out more. grey arrow

Follow Us Facebook Twitter Twitter icon Google+ YouTube icon Youtube Flickr icon Flickr

Sign up. For news on competitions, new routes and articles. Be the first to know with our newsletter.