Starting on October 28, 2018, Aer Lingus will operate six daily round trips from Dublin to London City Airport on weekdays, with a reduced service on the weekend.
This new service will be in addition to the current extensive services between Dublin and both London Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
The new route will be operated by CityJet for Aer Lingus. CityJet is planning to operate two RJ85s for Aer Lingus livery (as it was in the past).
CityJet also announced it will no longer operate flights under its own brand. CityJet issued this statement:
In recent years CityJet has transitioned from being an airline serving scheduled markets under its own brand to becoming a provider of capacity to customer airlines throughout Europe.
CityJet has announced that effective from October 27, 2018 it will no longer operate scheduled services marketed under its own brand.
Also announced, the company has entered a leasing arrangement between Aer Lingus and CityJet that will see CityJet provide two aircraft to Aer Lingus to operate the Dublin-London City route. Commencing October 28, 2018, Aer Lingus will operate six daily round trips from Dublin to London City Airport on weekdays, with a reduced service at the weekend.
Intending passengers holding bookings to/from London City on CityJet flights will be transferred to Aer Lingus flights.
Top Copyright Photo (all others by Aer Lingus): CityJet (Ireland) BAe RJ85 EI-RJZ (msn E2326) BSL (Paul Bannwarth). Image: 943334.
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