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CityJet becomes primary travel partner of Excel London

Press Release:  Tuesday 7th September 2010

CityJet becomes primary travel partner of Excel London – London’s international exhibition & convention centre.

CityJet, the airline that flies from the heart of London, has become a primary travel partner of ExCeL London, serving the key international MiCE and exhibition market and East London business community.  Following a  £165 million construction programme earlier this year, ExCeL London is now home to the Capital’s first-ever International Convention Centre, which includes the UK’s largest fully flexible auditorium, seating 5000 people and London’s largest banqueting hall, accommodating 3000 for a sit down meal. As a primary travel partner, CityJet’s groups offer and charter products are automatically highlighted in all marketing materials distributed by ExCeL London along with its point to point European route network from London City Airport, together with the proximity of the airport to ExCeL London.   In addition, as part of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group, CityJet’s worldwide network connections from London City Airport via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Paris Orly are profiled along with AIR FRANCE KLM’s Global Meetings discounted fares.  Says Laurent Petitmangin, Head of Sales & Marketing, CityJet, ‘Being a primary travel partner of ExCeL London represents an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our group and charter offer as well as to highlight our network from London City Airport.  It also serves as a timely reminder to the MiCE & exhibition community that we are part of a global airline network with all the benefits that brings including our Flying Blue loyalty programme.  We are certainly the best placed and most flexible travel option for European and worldwide MiCE & event organisers looking to host events in London.’ Says David Pegler, Managing Director, from - ExCeL London, ‘We’re delighted CityJet is on board as a primary travel partner.   Over  three quarters of the events we host at ExCeL London have an international element to them requiring efficient and seamless travel planning.  CityJet, together with the AIR FRANCE KLM global network, is perfectly placed to deliver this from our local London City Airport.’

For further information, please contact Claire Honey,  Sophia Vanezis, Samantha Darlaston or Rocky Husain at Consolidated PR on 020 7781 2300; email: cityjet@consolidatedpr.com

About CityJet

CityJet is the largest carrier operating at London City Airport.  It currently offers a choice of nearly 600 flights a week from this conveniently-located airport to 15 destinations in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

The airline operates non-stop services from London City to Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brive, Deauville, Dublin, Dundee, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Geneva, Luxembourg, Milan, Nantes, Paris Orly and Rotterdam. It also flies non-stop from Manchester to Antwerp.

CityJet is renowned for providing convenient, hassle-free travel, combined with award-winning service, on high-frequency routes in the UK and Europe. Its extensive network offers a multitude of choice for business and leisure travellers, with a host of convenient timings.

At London City, the closest airport to Central London, passengers can check in just 15 minutes prior to departure (20 minutes with hold baggage).

CityJet fares include taxes and charges, and all our customers enjoy a choice of online or airport check-in, advance seat assignment, checked baggage, and complimentary beverages and light meals on board.

For more information, reservations and to check in online, visit www.cityjet.com.

CityJet is a 100% subsidiary of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group.

About ExCeL London
ExCeL London is the UK's premier events, exhibitions and conference venue, located in London on a 100-acre site alongside Royal Victoria Dock in London's Docklands, between Canary Wharf and London City Airport. Since opening in November 2000, ExCeL London has hosted over 3,500 events including: trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences, sales meetings, product launches, AGMs, associations, gala dinners, award ceremonies, sporting events and religious festivals. More than seven million people from over 200 different countries have visited ExCeL London.  ExCeL London was acquired by ADNEC, the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company in 2008.