CityJet set to restart Dublin to London City services

Irish airline CityJet is planning to resume flying between Dublin and London City later this year. The route had been the airline’s first when it began services in 1994. The airline abandoned it in 2000, however, after two years of bruising competition with Aer Lingus, though it continued to fly into London City from Paris. The opportunity for CityJet to return is presenting itself now that the national airline being forced to pull out in its turn as a result of its decision to withdraw its BAe 146s. CityJet recently added another BAe 146, bringing its fleet of the type to thirteen (all series 200s). It plans to continue to increase its fleet over the next several years, pending a decision on a replacement type. The Embraer 170/190 family is thought to be the clear favorite in this respect, not least because of its capability to operate at London City. A decision must await a joint selection of a suitable type by the SkyTeam Alliance, of which CityJet is a member through its parent Air France.

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