British Airways Starting Iceland flight from central London

British Airways will use Embraer E190SR aircraft on this flight

British Airways has recently doubled its flights from Heathrow to Iceland, and now it adds scheduled flights from London City airport. reports.

Just over two years ago, British Airways began flying again to Iceland and was offering three flights a week from Heathrow Airport to Iceland. Last winter British Airways was flying up to one flight a day. Just recently British Airways announced that they will increase that to two flights daily.

The British Airline’s still see opportunities for even more Iceland flights and have decided to offer two trips a week from London City Airport to Iceland.

That airport is on the banks of Thames in eastern London, where only smaller types of passenger airplanes can be used.

British Airways will use Embraer E190SR aircraft on this flight, with seats for 98 passengers. The flight will be on Thursdays and Sundays from late October until end of March according to

Embraer 190 (BA CityFlyer)

Embraer 190.

BA CityFlyer, British Airways’ wholly owned subsidiary, operates the Embraer 190 aircraft from London City airport to UK domestic and European routes.

The Embraer 190 is a narrow-body, twin-engine jet airliner manufactured by Embraer, a Brazilian aerospace company. BA CityFlyer operates the aircraft from London City airport to UK and European destinations.

The aircraft is a low wing design with engines mounted below the wings. The wings of the Embraer 190 are fitted with winglets, which reduces the drag and provides increased lift and improved efficiency. The high-performance, high-efficiency engines are very quiet and the aircraft exceeds the noise and emission-related requirements established by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

Despite being a regional aircraft, the Embraer 190 provides ample space in the passenger cabin, with easy access to the overhead lockers.

Passenger benefits include:

  • No middle seats (window or aisle)
  • 15-30% less CO2 emissions than previous generation (RJ100)

Technical information

Embraer 190
Number in fleet 14
Passenger capacity 98 (1 or 2 class)
Length 38.7m (126 feet 1 inch)
Wingspan 28.7m (94 feet 3 inches)
Height 10.28m (34 feet 7 inches)
Engines 2× General Electric CF34-10E turbofans
Maximum speed 890km/h (481 knots, Mach 0.82)
Range 3,334km (2,072 miles)

Seating plans

We have a variety of seat configurations on our Embraer 190 that operate on our flights within the UK and Europe. Here’s an example of a seating layout.

Did you know?

  • The Embraer 190 had to make over 40 landings at London City Airport to be certified to land on the steep (5.5 degree) approach to the airport.
  • It is predicted that by the end of 2016, more than 1,100 Embraer jets will be delivered worldwide.


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