British European ends London City to Dublin service

British European is ending its three times daily service from London City to Dublin on 7 January. British European took over the route from Irish airline Cityjet in mid-1999, although CityJet continued flying it on British European’s behalf until October 2000. The route was initially profitable, but CityJet/British European lost much of their most profitable business traffic when Aer Lingus began serving the route in November 1999. The move does not end British European’s commitment to London City. The 146 freed from the Dublin service will be used to expand service from London City to Edinburgh from 4 to 6 daily frequencies. BAe 146 service to Aberdeen was added in October. British European is also expecting to use the former Malmö Aviation series 200 they are acquiring to add a new route from London City in the spring.

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