Since its formation in 1993, the CityJet brand has stood for excellence in service.
We started out providing a direct link from Dublin to the new London City Airport 30 years ago and have evolved into a pan-European operator delivering capacity to customer airlines across Europe. Since 2018, our flights have all been operated on behalf of customer airlines – we do not fly scheduled flights under our own brand. Click here to see a brief history of CityJet
Our business model is simple. We provide capacity as a service, and we deliver this to customer airlines who require flights to be operated under “wet lease” agreements rather than doing them themselves.
We provide our aircraft and crew and also maintain and insure the aircraft under an “ACMI” wet lease agreement. Our customer decides where and when we fly the aircraft, what routes it should operate on and is also responsible for the sale of seats to passengers and any operating costs – such as fuel or airport fees – which are incurred. Our crews operate the services in our aircraft, delivering the product our customer airline requires.
CityJet operates a fleet of 21 88/90-seat CRJ900 aircraft and four (soon to be five) 100-seat CRJ1000s. The majority of our aircraft operate under a wet lease contract for SAS Scandinavian Airlines, based in Copenhagen and Stockholm, with CRJ aircraft also operated seasonally on behalf of Brussels Airlines and Lufthansa.
Over 450 of CityJet's 600 staff are employed in Copenhagen in both flying and ground roles, making CityJet one of the most significant airline employers in the country. In addition to flying on our SAS contract, Copenhagen crews also operate our services from Germany on behalf of our other customer airlines. We also have a crew base in Stockholm delivering service to SAS.
Our maintenance centre and offices at Hangar 3 in Copenhagen Kastrup Airport provide line maintenance on our fleet as well as crew training and HR services. The airline’s administration base, including our Operations Control Centre/OCC and Continuing Airworthiness Management Organisation/CAMO, is at Dublin Airport. Our crew planning centre is located in Luton, England.
We continually recruit for roles within the organisation and have recently recommenced providing type rating courses for CRJ900 crew members. For current vacancies, please visit our careers portal.
Our accreditations include IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and the Lufthansa Group Common Airline Risk Assessment (CARA). CityJet also holds TCO approval from the UK CAA.
CityJet became part of SARA - Strategic Alliance of Regional Airlines in October 2023, making it part of the largest regional aviation platform in Europe in co-operation with Air Nostrum of Spain. See here for more details of SARA.