New Routes from LCY (17/07/17)

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Old Jul 18, 17, 4:33 am
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New Routes from LCY (17/07/17)

BA will launch Paris Orly, Prague and Reykjavik (Keflavik) from London City at the start of the winter schedule. Flights seem to be on sale already.

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KEF? Wow.
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I think I share florens surprise at a LCY-KEF route. Has this been announced somewhere?
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KEF, centre of the known universe.

Actually Paris is the big news here.
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Apparently GRX (Granada) will be suspended with KEF being the replacement.
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ORY is the good news in this. Excellent.
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KEF is showing SH+ and 139 each way in CE...nice

Sun/Thurs departures.
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KEF is showing on Google flights. Looks like 2 rotations a week, Thursday morning and Sunday afternoon departures from LCY.
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So I am now on the first LCY-KEF flight on 29 October in ET - never done an inaugural flight before. May take a POUG if offered. Doing a b2b at KEF and back at LCY at 2015 so can get a train home afterwards.

I am relying on the info in the b2b thread for KEF:

Order: Back-to-back | Transfer | Landside
KEF: Excellent | Excellent if non Schengen, Good otherwise | Good. BA flights tip arriving passengers into the departure gate. Foolproof.
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So I am now on the first LCY-KEF flight on 29 October in ET - never done an inaugural flight before. May take a POUG if offered. Doing a b2b at KEF and back at LCY at 2015 so can get a train home afterwards.
Yes, B2B should be easy since even if they use buses they discharge you into the same area, after security and Schengen. Just get your boarding pass before departing LHR. Bit of a long way mind..... Sit on the starboard out, port back, for the views at the Iceland end.
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Yes, B2B should be easy since even if they use buses they discharge you into the same area, after security and Schengen. Just get your boarding pass before departing LHR. Bit of a long way mind..... Sit on the starboard out, port back, for the views at the Iceland end.
It is a longer one, but timings work since I can get back and get home on Sunday. For ORY there is only an outbound late Sunday. Could have done PRG b2b on Sunday but I decided to try KEF.
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This could be handy for my return to London after a PRG-DCA TP run!
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Actually Paris is the big news here.
I see what you mean now. It seems LHR-ORY finishes on 28 October and the route effectively passes to LCY.
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ORY is the good news in this. Excellent.
Agreed. The only way to compete with Eurostar on point to point traffic is to have an LCY- PAR rotation. Am interested to see what schedule will be.
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Hmm. I thought LHR-ORY was good for connecting traffic?

And shame about GRX. They seem to be chasing new route subsidies. Makes sense I suppose.
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