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CityJet establishes permanent base in Edinburgh and Increase frequencies

16/03/2012

CityJet, the airline that flies from the heart of London, has established a permanent base in Edinburgh and increased the daily number of flights to Edinburgh from London City Airport.  In addition the airline has introduced a late night Sunday flight from London City to Edinburgh. 

Approximately 40 permanent CityJet staff will be based at Edinburgh Airport, comprising flight crew, ground staff and engineers. Staff have been transferred to the Edinburgh base from other CityJet locations, but any future staff vacancies will be recruited to work from the capital. 

An extra frequency has been added to CityJet’s Edinburgh schedules which is a favourite for business travellers, bringing the total number of daily flights to four. The fourth rotation will give passengers more flexibility and choice when travelling, particularly at peak times.

From Sunday 18 March, a new addition is a late night Sunday flight from London City to Edinburgh.  The flight will position a CityJet aircraft overnight at Edinburgh airport ready for an early morning commuter flight to London on Monday mornings.   In addition, the flight will allow Scots visiting London to extend their weekend until late Sunday night.

Christine Ourmières, CityJet CEO, said: “The London City to Edinburgh route is crucial to CityJet and will continue to remain an important element of the airline’s network. The fact that we’ve opened a permanent base in Edinburgh highlights our commitment to a future in Scotland and we are hopeful that the increase in daily flight frequencies will help to increase our market share of the London City route.

“Business passengers regularly use this service but it is also used by leisure passengers keen to experience a cultural break in Edinburgh or a golfing weekend.”

The new additional frequencies from 16 March 2012 are as follows:

From London City to Edinburgh

                                       Departure              Arrival

Monday – Friday

(AF5159)                                07:05                   08:30

(AF5163)                                13:00                   14:30

(AF5165)                                16:55                   18:25

(AF5167)                                18:45                   20:15

Sunday

(AF5169)                                20.50                   22.10

From Edinburgh to London City

                                               Departure              Arrival

Monday - Friday

(AF5158)                                07:00                   08:30  

(AF5162)                                08:55                   10:25   

(AF5166)                                15:00                   16:30

(AF5168)                                18:55                   20:25

Saturday

(AF5160)                                09:00                   10.20  

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Editors note

About CityJet CityJet is the largest carrier operating out of London City Airport. It offers over 680 flights a week, 480 of them from this conveniently-located airport to 18 popular destinations in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. The airline already operates non-stop services from London City to Amsterdam, Antwerp, Avignon, Brest, Brive, Deauville, Dublin, Dundee, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Florence, Luxembourg, Milan, Nantes, Paris-Orly, Rotterdam, Pau and Toulon. It also offers direct flights from Manchester to Antwerp as well as Amsterdam and Dublin to Pau. CityJet is renowned for providing convenient, hassle-free travel, combined with award-winning service, to popular destinations throughout the UK and Europe. Its extensive network offers a multitude of choices for both business and leisure travellers, with a schedule built around the needs of passengers. At London City, the closest airport to Central London. CityJet fares include all taxes and charges, and our customers enjoy a choice of online, mobile or airport check-in, advance seat assignment, free checked baggage, including golf bags, and complimentary beverages and light meals on board. For more information, reservations and to check-in online, visit www.cityjet.com. CityJet is a wholly owned subsidiary of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group.

Further information

For further information, please contact Carolynne Coole or Ashleigh Colquhoun at Consolidated PR on 0131 240 6420; email: cityjet@consolidatedpr.com

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