First Commercial CSeries Flights to London City Airport Right Now!
It left Zurich ZRH for London City Airport LCY 10 minutes ago
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August 8, 2017 11:43 Quebec, Canada time.
Updated : 13:41
It is in the air now!
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Although the headline passenger capacity is 125 passengers, the airline is restricting the number of passengers it will take on board flights to London City to 91 which will rise to 108 by August 21, 2017.
The restriction in passenger numbers is for landing only.
The airline says that the maximum number of passengers of 125 would be "fine on a dry runway", but when wet it says it will restrict the number in the interests of safety and doubts it will ever fly a full load of 125 passengers, pointing out that with the configuration of 2-3 (AC-DEF) for business class passengers the middle seat (E) will be left empty, reducing the total number of passengers.
It also points out that the Avro RJ100 which previously had been flying into London City had a top capacity of 97 seats which was a rarely achieved for similar reasons, so even at 108 seats the CS100 is an increase in capacity.