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CityJet partners with the London Jazz Festival

CityJet, the airline that flies from the heart of London, has announced an exciting new partnership as the official airline of the London Jazz Festival 2012. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the iconic Festival and is set to be bigger than ever.   

As the official airline partner, CityJet will be flying in world-renowned artists who are based in Europe to the centrally located London City Airport. The airline operates services to 20 destinations across Europe, including Toulon, Nantes, Florence & Paris.

The link up will also enable CityJet to reward its loyal customers with tickets to experience some of the top artists performing at the annual Festival. Prestigious musicians including Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins and John McLaughlin will be taking to the stage from Friday 9th – Sunday 18th November.  As well as established stars, the celebration of jazz also showcases emerging talent at various venues across the capital.

CityJet will be promoting the London Jazz Festival extensively in the airline’s in-flight magazine Velocity and through announcements to passengers on board. In addition, the airline will be giving away 10 pairs of tickets to followers of its social media channels and will also be targeting its top frequent flyers with complimentary tickets.

Says André Cini, Commercial Director, CityJet: “The London Jazz Festival is a sophisticated and globally recognised event which dovetails well with the interests of our customers.  It attracts key talent from around Europe and the world and is the leading event of its kind in the UK.  It’s the perfect vehicle for us to extend our CityJet messaging to a refined, erudite and affluent audience.”

Says John Cumming, Director, London Jazz Festival, “Over 10 days in November each year, London’s biggest city-wide music festival fills every nook and cranny of the capital with live music. This year we have more than 250 performances in around 50 venues. We are delighted to be working with CityJet on this year’s London Jazz Festival as our official airline partner, especially as we are presenting a new programming strand ‘Jazz In the New Europe’ which shines a spotlight on the creativity and artistic excellence of jazz performers throughout Europe.”

For further information, please contact Danielle Wright, Niamh Commins, Camilla Jenkin or Anna Szulerecka at Consolidated PR on 020 7781 2300; email: