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Geneva-based airline Baboo will commence a twice daily service from London City Airport to Geneva, commencing 25 October 2009. In addition to the direct service to Geneva, passengers can travel on to the Italian cities of Venice and Florence.
Richard Gooding, chief executive of London City Airport said: “We welcome Baboo’s first scheduled flights aimed at the business market into Geneva. The timing of the departures are perfectly scheduled for London City’s passengers to maximise their day in Geneva. The on-board product of the airline is excellent and we know it will be well-received by our passengers who demand a high level of service.”
Commenting on the through flight to Venice and connection to Florence, he added: “Regardless of having to make a stop in Geneva, passengers travelling from London City Airport will always experience a faster point-to-point journey thanks to our 15-minute check-in time and our location as London’s most centrally located airport. Take out the lengthy surface travel time to other airports, long security procedures and the even longer walk to the gates, Baboo will get passengers to Venice or Florence faster than any other carrier out of London when flying from London City Airport.”
“We are proud to serve London which is the number one destination from Geneva and in particular to operate out of London City Airport that is the most user friendly airport in Europe.” commented Jacques Bankir, CEO of Baboo. “These flights also reinforce our partnerships and will be part of the near 600 weekly flight system offered by Cityjet, the London City specialist airlines of Air France-KLM.”.
The new service will be operated on Baboo’s 74-seat Q400 aircraft, with fares starting from £51 one way including taxes.
Flights can be booked on the website www.flybaboo.com
Monday to Friday: Depart GVA 0740 arrive LCY 0830. Depart LCY 0900 arrive GVA 1155
Sunday to Friday: Depart GVA 1710 arrive LCY 1800. Depart LCY 1830 arrive GVA 2125
Connecting to Venice, Monday to Friday:
Depart LCY 0900 arrive VCE 1345
Depart VCE 1455 arrive LCY 1800
Connecting to Florence, Monday and Thursday:
Depart LCY 0900 arrive FLR 1345
Depart FLR 1430 arrive LCY 1800
Established in Geneva in 2003, Baboo serves 18 destinations (excluding charter flights) from Geneva and has carried more than 1,000,000 passengers. The airline delivers a wide range of services aimed at business and leisure customers with a distinctive product offering. Operating a fleet of up-to-date Dash 8-Q400s and Embraer 190s; the airline employs 200 people throughout the Baboo network. Further information on www.flybaboo.com
London City Airport: Rupa Haria at Rupa.Haria@londoncityairport.com
Baboo: Nilufer Gumus at firstname.lastname@example.org