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BA celebrates 10 years at London City Airport

British Airways marks 10 years at London City Airport in March with a year-long party for customers, colleagues and charity.

The celebrations begin on March 27 with a birthday party at the Museum of London Docklands, hosted by football legend Gary Lineker and Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group (IAG), parent company of British Airways.

The evening will be attended by over 200 guests who have each played a part in the airline’s 10 years of success at London City Airport. Celebrity guests will provide the entertainment and money raised on the night will go to Flying Start, British Airways’ global charity partnership with Comic Relief.

In the year ahead customers and colleagues will all benefit with low fares, new routes and the chance to win a whole aircraft for a day, a short break or a villa holiday for 10 guests in Ibiza.

The first aircraft with a British Airways tail, an Avro RJ100, took off from the Docklands airport on March 30 2003 operating to Paris and Frankfurt.

Now 10 years on the airline is the biggest operator at London City, flying more passengers to 23 destinations in the UK, Europe and USA on one of the youngest aircraft fleets in the business. In addition franchise partner Sun Air operates double daily flights to Billund in Denmark in British Airways colours.

British Airways has a fleet of 14 new Embraer 170 and 190 aircraft, a leased Saab 2000 plus two longhaul Airbus A318 aircraft, based at London City Airport and the airline carries over 1.2million passengers every year.