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Ein A320 von British Airways hebt in Genf ab - demnächst auch in Richtung Stansted. Bild: Youtube

Geneva is the new summer spot for Britons

British Airways is launching seasonal flights from London-Stansted to Geneva - surprisingly enough during the summer season.

British Airways (BA) is developing its presence at London's Stansted Airport. Among other news, new flights to Geneva will be added to the Stansted network, starting this summer. The flights will be operated each Saturday starting May 18 and will only be seasonal, with the last flight taking place on June 18 already. The flights will be operated with an Embraer 190, flying under the BA Cityflyer brand. According to the ba.com website, flights will depart Geneva at 07.10am with scheduled arrival in Stansted at 07.50am local time. The return flight leaves the London suburb at 2.00pm and lands in Geneva at 4.45pm, local time.

The other new summer routes will take vacationers to Florence and Nice. The decision to include Geneva in these sunny summer vacation spots is insofar surprising as that most seasonal flights from the UK into Switzerland's largest French-speaking city usually are scheduled during the wintertime, given Geneva's proximity to famous alpine ski resorts in Switzerland or France, which are regular favourites among Britain's skiing aficionados. 

British Airways only started flying out of London Stansted last May, thus adding a fourth airport in Greater London to its network. For those who've never used the airport: Stansted lies in the northeast of London's city centre, roughly an hour by car (if traffic allows) from Westminster. With the added nonstop routes, British Airways is now proposing eight different destinations from Stansted.