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Florence route launch
Florence route launch

19 January 2011

CityJet, in association with London City Airport and the Florence Tourist Board, today marked the launch of their convenient six-times-per-week-service to the beautiful Tuscan city.  The route offers Londoner’s direct access to Florence and the wider Tuscany region.

Christine Ourmières, CityJet CEO, said ‘We’re delighted with today’s celebrations and the warm welcome we have received from Florence. The launch of this service has been a real success and demand for the route looks very promising.

’Francis Richard, General Manager Air France KLM Italy commented: “with the introduction of the new Florence – London City route, Air France KLM Group demonstrates once again its strong interest in the Italian market.  We are very pleased to offer, together with CityJet, this great new opportunity for business and leisure clients to be able to land in the heart of London’.

Flight schedule from 10 January 2011, prices from just £69 one way:

From London City to Florence – Flight AF5281
                                  Departure  Arrival  
Monday to Friday     09.25         12.40  
Sundays                   15.05         18.20

From Florence to London City – Flight AF5280
                                  Departure  Arrival  
Monday to Friday     13.15         14.40  
Sundays                   18.55         20.20

Florence Airport is a small, compact and easy to use airport with many similarities to London City Airport. It is a short 15 minute, four mile drive from downturn Florence. The new city-centre-to-city-centre route will be operated by CityJet’s modern AVRO RJ85 jet aircraft, with 95 comfortable leather seats. As with all CityJet flights, complimentary in-flight service, assigned seating, and checked baggage allowance are all included in all fares.

The gateway to Tuscany, Florence has a wealth of museums, palaces and churches housing some of the world’s greatest treasures.  Tuscany, the home of Chianti  wine, has long been a favourite holiday destination for discerning British travellers and a popular location for second homes.

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