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Dundee-born actor Brian Cox was flying high today after having an aircraft named after him. 

CityJet, the official airline of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), today gave the aeronautical honour to the Braveheart actor in Dundee.

The Dornier 328 flew in to the city and was met by the actor and CEO of CityJet Geoffrey O’Byrne White. Brian said, “Dundee has a huge amount to offer and I think it is great that CityJet have recognised this and are operating a route in and out of the city.

“When CityJet told me they wanted to name a plane in my honour I was delighted. “As a son of Dundee, the prospect of people arriving here for the first time, on my aircraft, makes me so proud. I hope visitors love the city as much as I do.”

Geoffrey O’Byrne White, CEO of CityJet said, “CityJet had the pleasure of sponsoring the screening of Brian’s new film, The Good Heart, at the EIFF and that, coupled with Brian’s dedication to Dundee, made the aircraft naming a natural fit. “We are sure our passengers will be delighted to be flying in and out of Dundee on his aircraft.”

Cox premiered his new film The Good Heart, sponsored by the airline, in Edinburgh last night as part of this year’s EIFF. CityJet operate 4 flights everyday between Dundee and London City airport, taking passengers to the centre of London. Prices start from £79 one way and include baggage fees and free drinks and snacks.