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British Airways partners with Uber Boat to offer scenic river journey to London City Airport with ticket discounts and complimentary drinks

written by Newsdesk | June 12, 2024

British Airways partners with Uber Boat to offer scenic river journey to London City Airport with ticket discounts and complimentary drinks

British Airways has partnered with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers to provide customers with a unique and picturesque journey to London City Airport. The offer, available to those flying with BA Cityflyer, British Airways’ subsidiary airline based at London City Airport, includes a 25% discount on Uber Boat tickets and a complimentary drink on the Thames.

Uber Boat by Thames Clippers, London’s leading River Bus service, operates between 24 piers across the capital, from Putney Pier in the west to Barking Riverside in the east. Customers disembarking at Royal Wharf Pier will find themselves just a short DLR ride from London City Airport, making it a convenient and enjoyable way to travel to the airport while taking in views of iconic landmarks such as Big Ben, The London Eye, The Shard, and The Cutty Sark.

The service offers a relaxing alternative to traditional airport transportation, with customers able to embark and disembark from accessible London locations such as Chelsea Harbour, Battersea Power Station, and Embankment. Discounted tickets will be available from £4.20 per person when travelling within the East Zone or £7.69 from central London.

Tom Stoddart, CEO of BA Cityflyer, emphasized the convenience and unique experience of flying from London City Airport, saying, “With views of the Canary Wharf skyline and the River Thames, it’s an airport like no other and working with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers helps us to extend the London experience beyond the airport.”

To take advantage of the offer, British Airways customers travelling to or from London City Airport with flights on the same day can book their Uber Boat tickets in advance via www.ba.com/londoncity and receive a 25% discount. As an added perk, they can also show their boarding pass at the onboard café bar to receive a complimentary hot drink to enjoy while taking in the views.

BA CityFlyer operates the Embraer 190 aircraft with a route map of more than 30 destinations throughout the year across the UK and Europe, offering customers a choice of Club Europe (business class) or Euro Traveller (economy) cabins.


Uber Boat by Thames Clippers has been at the forefront of innovation in the river marine sector for over 20 years, operating a modern and fuel-efficient fleet of high-speed catamarans. The company is committed to supporting the sustainable growth of infrastructure and economic development on and around the River Thames, ensuring its long-term importance to Greater London.


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