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28th July 2010
CityJet, announced today that they are extending their summer season route from London City to Brive, Dordogne until the end of October 2010.
CityJet will operate a return flight out of City Airport on Fridays and Sundays from 17 September to 31 October giving Londoners an extra six weeks to enjoy the convenient service that has opened up direct access to the Dordogne region for the first time.
The CityJet route to Brive, which was started on 25 June 2010, was initially planned to operate until 12 September 2010.
In its fifth week of operation, however, CityJet was achieving a load factor of 75% proving there is a high demand for flights to this holiday destination.
In addition to leisure travellers, the route has become an ideal link for the many Londoners who own a second home in the scenic region.
Says Geoffrey O’Byrne White, CEO of CityJet:
“For a brand new route to be operating at a 75% load factor in its fifth week of operations is extremely impressive. Given this unprecedented demand, we’ve taken the decision to extend the route until 31 October. This is the last day of school’s half-term break, when a lot of Londoners will be returning from a short break in the Dordogne region.
We received a mass of requests from our passengers asking for a longer season and after careful consideration we have put the plans in place to allow us to give our passengers what they want and offer another six weeks of operation.”
Prices start from £59 one way, including taxes.
The route will continue to operate using an Avro RJ85.
Schedule from Friday, September 17 until Sunday, October 31:
London City to Brive Valley of the Dordogne
Friday AF5261 14.35-17.10
Sunday AF5265 16.20-18.55
From Brive Valley of the Dordogne to London City
Friday AF5260 17.40-18.15
Sunday AF5264 19.25-20.00
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