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New route to Southampton

Published: 08 August 2021, 10:00 AM

British Airways returns to London City

and connects Berlin with Southampton

British Airways is resuming flights to London City Airport (LCY) and further expanding its operations from Berlin-Brandenburg to Southampton. 

 

 

Both destinations were added to the schedule of subsidiary BA CityFlyer on 6 August. While London City Airport is of particular interest for business travellers, the Southampton route is aimed at visitors taking a city break. 

BA CityFlyer flies to London City Airport every Sunday. The airline operates a scheduled return flight to BER each Friday. The route to Southampton also operates once a week. The flight from BER to the south coast of England operates every Friday, with a return flight each Sunday. The airline flies an Embraer 190, also known as the Cityflyer, with a passenger capacity of 100. The flight time in each direction is just under two hours. Flights can be booked on the British Airways website. 

British Airways

Southampton

The south English city has been shaped for centuries by its position close to the English Channel, and its port is still one of the most important in Europe. 

 

Southampton expanded rapidly in the 19th century. Numerous shipyards were established here, including White Star Line, and shipbuilding came to dominate the town. The Titanic set sail from here in 1912 and numerous  memorials still tell of the ill-fated ship’s close ties to Southampton. 

The main sights can be found in the old town close to the port. These include the beautifully restored 15th century Tudor House. The  permanent exhibition at the SeaCity Museum, which tells the story of the city’s maritime history, is well worth a visit. Southampton is also the perfect base for visiting some of England’s most famous destinations: it’s just a 25-minute ferry ride to the picturesque Isle of White, a holiday island that draws visitors for its mild climate, expansive sandy beaches and the famous chalk cliffs known as The Needles. And around 70 kilometres to the north-west of Southampton is one of Great Britain’s landmarks: Stonehenge, the megalithic stone circle that dates back to the Stone Age and which is still surrounded by countless myths today.

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