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New BA routes

BRITISH AIRWAYS has announced it will start flying to Malaga and Faro this summer, as well as increasing frequency to three other destinations.

The new Spanish and Portuguese routes, due to start on June 7, will be operated by BA's subsidiary BA City Flyer. The airline is upping its flights to Amsterdam to six times daily from May 2, and from June 7, its Glasgow route will increase to five flights daily and Edinburgh to eight daily.

Malaga and Faro are likely to be popular with holidaymakers, reflecting London City airport's recent move towards serving more of the leisure market as well as its core business clients. Richard Gooding, CEO of London City, said British Airways' capacity at the airport would grow by 40 per cent next summer.

BA started flying to the French skiing destination of Chambery in December, as well as Stockholm in Sweden. The airline will also resume its summer services to Palma and Ibiza at the end of March.

The expansion at London City will be made possible by the delivery of two new Embraer 190 aircraft, due to be delivered in June.