New routes to Jersey and Gibraltar from London City airport are being introduced by British Airways.

The initial summer-only flights start on June 25.

Two flights a week will operate to both destinations on Mondays and Fridays.

One-way fares start at £42 to Jersey and £43 to Gibraltar.

BA CityFlyer Embraer E190 regional jets will be deployed on the routes.

BA will continue to operate existing services to Jersey and Gibraltar alongside the new London City links.

Tom Stoddart, managing director of BA CityFlyer, which will operate the new services, said: “It’s great to be able to launch these two new services to Gibraltar and Jersey – it’s something customers have been asking us to do for quite a while.

“Whether it’s for a holiday or visiting friends or relatives who live either end of route when the time is right, customers will benefit from direct flights to and from the extremely conveniently located London City airport.”

Gibraltar tourism, business and transport minister Vijay Daryanani said: “This is excellent news and continues to show the confidence that the industry has in Gibraltar as a destination.

“A seasonal link with London City airport operated by BA CityFlyer brings yet another operator to Gibraltar and opens up a further catchment area from the UK.

“This service will complement BA’s mainline services from Heathrow and the local business and financial services community will undoubtedly welcome a link to London’s financial district.

“Our tourism, retail and hospitality industries can also look forward to greeting customers from the City and the east London catchment area.”

Matt Thomas, Ports of Jersey group chief executive, said: “We are delighted to see the island once again connected to London City and look forward to working alongside BA Cityflyer.

“We understand the importance of connectivity to London’s financial centre, as well as for islanders wanting easy access to central London, or to take advantage of the many onward connections available.”