London Calling BA

British Airways axing it’s Manchester to New York route last week marks the end of the airline’s international flights from any region outside of London.

A new route from Gatwick has replaced the old one so London airports are now the sole location for international arrivals and departures with BA.

Despite the decision to lose regional flights BA are still planning to create a new route between New York and the City Airport in London.

BA explained the motivation behind the decision was performance based. A spokesman said: ” With increased transatlantic competition sadly the passenger yield was diluted, and the route was no longer viable.

“We are fully committed to Manchester, giving customers in the north of England access to our worldwide networks at Heathrow and Gatwick, with about 200 connecting flights a week.