British Airways announced last week the end of the route it operates between Paris Orly and London City from the end of May.
A decision that we find eminently unfortunate because for a business trip or a weekend in London this line was very convenient between two airports of human size, efficient (especially London City) and closer to the city center than Roissy and Heathrow. But the route has not been as profitable as expected.
As its name indicates,London City is located almost “in the city” (exactly 9km from the center) with a runway built on the Thames whose length (1500m) limited it to some aircraft of less than 100 seats.
In this video the impressive approach to London City (LCY)
It was a 30-minute subway ride to the city center and only a short walk to the London ExCel conference center.
Air France, which also operated this route with City Jet, stopped operating it in 2017.
From now on, to go to LCY you have to go through Amsterdam, Frankfurt or Zurich. Much less interesting.
Unless the departure of British Airways gives ideas to Air France which would find itself alone to operate the route? We keep our fingers crossed.