After a long period of contraction at London City airport, CityJet is to officially withdraw scheduled passenger flights from Sunday 28 October 2018.
CityJet has been progressively suspending routes. In recent years, it has suspended Antwerp, Avignon, Edinburgh, Nantes, Paris Orly, Rotterdam and Toulon.
At present, it is left with just three routes: A codeshare on KLM operated flights to Amsterdam; daily flights to Dublin; and a seasonal route to Florence.
As a consequence of today’s announcement:
– The codeshare on KLM’s service to Amsterdam will end on Saturday 28 October 2018.
– Aer Lingus will take over the sale of CityJet’s service to Dublin from Saturday 28 October 2018. The route will be operated for Aer Lingus by CityJet Avro RJ85 aircraft aircraft and crews in Aer Lingus livery
– CityJet’s seasonal service to Florence will end on Sunday 30 September 2018.
Dublin Route Changes
As a consequence of the transfer of the Dublin route to Aer Lingus, the route will be operated in a single cabin with no complimentary catering.
Passengers with existing bookings who are due to travel after 28 October 2018 will have all, or part, of their booking transferred to Aer Lingus. Anyone who does not wish to travel has the option of obtaining a refund from CityJet, but must do this by Monday 10 September 2018. On Tuesday 11 September 2018, all existing bookings will be transferred to Aer Lingus and new booking reference numbers will be issued by Monday 1 October 2018.
BA and Aer Lingus do codeshare on all routes between the UK and Ireland. BA CityFlyer does of course serve Dublin from London City, but there’s no word yet on BA codesharing on this new route.
On a tangental note, last month CityJet announced it had agreed Heads of Terms with Air Nostrum (which operates regional flights for Iberia) to bring the two airlines together under a single holding company to focus on providing wet lease services to airlines in Europe.