January 11, 2006

On Feb. 1, British Airways will re-launch its CitiExpress regional air service as BA Connect, a competitor to low-cost European carriers like EasyJet and Ryanair. The renamed airline will begin flying on March 26. According to press accounts, BA Connect will offer fares reduced by up to 40 percent to destinations including Manchester, Edinburgh and Birmingham. CitiExpress was created in 2001 by merging four regional carriers.