British Airways is to start flying from Dublin to London City Airport this winter.

The airline said it will add an additional link between the two cities with the launch of new direct flights from Dublin to London City Airport from October 26.

"Our customers wanted direct access to the Docklands and London's financial centre and the excellent schedule we are offering means they have plenty of choice whether they are flying for business or pleasure," commented Willie Walsh, chief executive of BA owner International Airlines Group.

"The addition of this new route complements our existing eight times daily Dublin to London Heathrow service and helps further strengthen and develop business and tourism links between Dublin and London," he added.

British Airways resumed flying on the Dublin to London Heathrow route in the summer of 2012.