CityJet is to suspend its routes from London City to Nantes and Paris Orly permanently from Sunday 27 March 2017.
CityJet currently flies to Paris Orly and Nantes up to four times daily/weekly respectively.
The airline has scaled back signficantly at London City in recent years. It was once the dominant airline at the airport but has lost out as BA has grown through organic growth with its new fleet of Embraer aircraft and Flybe and KLM have entered the airport.
CityJet will continue to fly to Amsterdam, Antwerp, Dublin, Florence and Rotterdam year round. It will also fly on a summer seasonal basis to Avignon (from 19 May 2017 to 8 September 2017) and Toulon (from 8 April 2017 to 26 October 2017).
CityJet was the only airline to fly to Nantes and Paris Orly from London City. BA operates a summer seasonal service to Nantes from London Heathrow. easyJet also flies to Nantes from London Gatwick. BA flies year round to Paris Orly and transferred the route from Heathrow to London City.
Affected passengers with bookings after 27 March 2017 on these routes should contact either CityJet or their travel agent.
Over the past few years British Airways has steadily built up a large portfolio of seasonal summer routes from London Heathrow to sunshine destinations in Europe.
BA has today announced another tranche of seven new seasonal routes for the summer of 2017.
Montpellier, France (from 3 May 2017 – 30 September 2017) Nantes, France (from 28 March 2017 – 28 October 2017) Murcia, Spain (from 28 March 2017 – 28 October 2017) Tallinn, Estonia (from 28 March 2017 – 28 October 2017) Pula, Croatia (from 1 July 2017 – 30 September 2017) Brindisi, Southern Italy (from 3 June 2017 – 30 September 2017)
The Greek Island of Zakynthos (from 3 June 2017 – 30 September 2017)
All of these routes will operate twice weekly on Saturdays and either Tuesday or Wednesday.
All flights will operate to and from London Heathrow Terminal 5, with the exception of Pula which will operate from Terminal 3.
Additional weekly frequencies may be announced in the coming months, depending on commercial demand.
A large number of seasonal routes operated in previous years, such as Ibiza, Corfu, Mykonos, and Palermo will also return in 2017.