British Airways celebrates 70th anniversary of the Geneva to London route
70 years ago the premium airline British Airways started its flight operation on the route Geneva - London.
Since 19 May 1947 travellers from Geneva can fly to the metropole. According to the flight schedule of May 1947 the airline connected London with Geneva with daily flights and a flight time of three hours. The London-Geneva route was then operated with a Vickers Viking, propeller driven aircraft.
Today British Airways offers up to 73 departures per week from Geneva to London, 56 to London Heathrow Airport, 16 to London City Airport, and a weekly flight to Stansted Airport. On the route Geneva-London Heathrow the airline flies mainly with machines of the type Airbus A319 and A320. On the Geneva-London City route, with the environmentally friendly Embraer 190. All routes to the Thames metropole are flown with a two-class configuration, Eurotraveller and Club Europe.
Just recently, the airline has announced its investment plans, which will include an expansion and a redesign of the lounges in Geneva next year. The design is inspired by BA's brand new flagship First and Club lounges at London Gatwick Airport. "We work with top architects and designers to help our customers relax, dine and work in a new, comfortable atmosphere before flying," said Abigail Comber, Head of Customer, British Airways.