December 4 2013

The Beeb reports that in Tuesday’s House of Keys, the Isle of Man’s economic development minister said he hopes the British Airways will make an announcement within the week.

It is anticipated the company will begin three flights a day between the island and London from March 2014. We look forward to hearing which airport British Airways will operate from as BA currently offers three weekend flights between London City Airport and the Isle of Man.

A British Airways aircraft landing

London City Airport

Mr Shimmin is reported to have said it will coincide with the end of Flybe’s Gatwick service. Flybe currently operates 26 flights per week to Gatwick from the island’s Ronaldsway airport. They will continue until 29 March 2014.

In May Flybe announced an end to its direct Isle of Man to Gatwick flights from April 2014 after it sold its slots at Gatwick to Easyjet for £20m.