CityJet most punctual airline in Europe throughout summer 2010..
Posted: 22nd September 2010
- CityJet announces winter 2010/11 schedule -
CityJet has been named as the most punctual airline in Europe across the summer months with an average On Time Performance of 93.26%* across its route network, with some routes operating at 100% OTP.**
The CityJet winter schedule will commence from 31 October 2010 and after a strong year the London City Airport-based short-haul carrier is making some minor changes to its timetable.
As well as extending particularly successful seasonal routes, CityJet will be adjusting capacity on some key routes whilst keeping up its fantastic connectivity to key business and leisure destinations across its network.
This summer CityJet successfully launched two leisure routes out of London City Airport to the popular French holiday destinations of Deauville , Normandy and Brive, Dordogne .
The route to Deauville has proven to be a highly successful route with an average load factor of 65% and will be operating until 27 September.
Due to the overwhelming demand for the CityJet route to Brive, the twice weekly service has been extended until 31 October 2010.
Dublin and Edinburgh
Demand from business flyers for CityJet’s Dublin-London City service remains strong.
From 1 November, CityJet will adapt its Dublin schedule more closely to this demand, introducing a new late-evening departure from London City on Thursday and Friday evenings while suspending some off-peak flights, maintaining an average of five flights per day in each direction.
Similarly on Edinburgh , one off-peak frequency will be suspended to maintain a business-friendly schedule of six flights a day in each direction.
To reflect the continuing demand for peak-time travel direct to and from Dundee, CityJet will suspend one off-peak frequency and maintain three flights per day operating at convenient times for the business traveller. CityJet also aim to introduce a larger 50-seat Fokker 50 aircraft on the route in the New Year in order to increase capacity on these popular flights.
Termination of the London City – Jersey route
Flights to Jersey from London City will be discontinued for the winter schedule, effective 29 October 2010. All passengers who have made bookings for flights after 29 October are being contacted and will receive a full refund.
On some other routes minor changes have been made to timings to optimise the schedules, and overall the CityJet network remains substantially unchanged.
The airline remains the largest carrier out of London’s most centrally located airport – London City – offering point to point services to 15 key European destinations.
Says Laurent Petitmangin, Head of Sales and Marketing, CityJet,
‘As part of our regular cyclical network review we have adjusted capacity and frequencies on a small proportion of our routes for the winter schedule in line with demand and will review again for the summer schedule.
By ensuring an effective and efficient network we continue to deliver excellent passenger service, garnering us the accolade of the most punctual airline in Europe for the summer.’
**Routes between London and Antwerp and London and Deauville operated at 100% OTP as did flights between Rotterdam and Hamburg .