British Airways reopened London City Airport last night with a flight from Douglas, Isle of Man carrying just six passengers, as lockdown restrictions begin to ease.
When the pandemic started, back in March, London City Airport closed and CityFlyer, the BA subsidiary who flies the route, moved the service to Heathrow.
The service is operated by the Scottish independent carrier Loganair, with a 48-seat aircraft.
Airport Chief Executive Robert Sinclair told Travel daily Media: “After some of the dark days we’ve had in this period, it very much seems like progress and the start of the march towards the new normal.”
More flights are set to resume over the next few weeks, with domestic routes starting up first, followed later by routes to destinations throughout Europe.