Every summer, British Airways starts up new routes to keep the BA CityFlyer fleet busy on the weekend. This year, one of the routes will be Dublin to Southampton, opening up another connection to England.

These routes come about because London City Airport closes for 24 hours each Saturday at 12:30pm. The aircraft are put on other services to keep money rolling in. In fact, a few years ago I took the inaugural Dublin to Ibiza flight and on the return had business class to myself, which was fun!

Dublin to Southampton

Flights from Dublin to Southampton will operate on Saturday mornings from 14 May 2022. Departure time is 7:15am, arriving in the UK at 8:35am. One for the early risers!

The return service operates each Sunday from 15 May 2022. You won’t need to wake up too early, as it leaves the port city at 10:40am and lands back in Ireland at midday. Last flights will take place on 29 and 30 October.

Why Southampton?

Solent Sky is a museum that contains the last flying boat in the world, the Short Sandringham. The aircraft they have there is ex-Ansett Australia and I plan to check that out.

For those who are into the RMS Titanic, there is also the Southampton SeaCity Museum to explore. Plus there’s the city and surrounds to check out, so there’s plenty to do.

Overall Thoughts

So this year the “keep ’em busy” route for Ireland is Dublin to Southampton. Since it’s only one way on Saturday and one way on Sunday, it’s hardly going to end up becoming major route.

Even so, it should be fun to check out a new city and of course to fly with the lovely BA CityFlyer crews. I’ve always had a great experience with them.

Will you have any use for the BA service to and from Southampton this summer? Thank you for reading and if you have any comments or questions, please leave them below.

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Featured image by Peter Bakema on Jetphotos.net via Wikimedia Commons.
Short Sandringham image by Ian Woodforth via Airliners.net.