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CITYJET EXTENDS SEASONAL ROUTE TO BRIVE, DORDOGNE DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

CityJet, the airline that flies from the heart of London, announces today that they are extending their summer season route from London City to Brive, Dordogne until the end of October 2010.  CityJet will operate a return flight out of City Airport on Fridays and Sundays from 17 September to 31 October giving Londoners an extra six weeks to enjoy the convenient service that has opened up direct access to the Dordogne region for the first time.    

The CityJet route to Brive, which was started on 25 June 2010, was initially planned to operate until 12 September 2010.  In its fifth week of operation, however, CityJet was achieving a load factor of 75% proving there is a high demand for flights to this holiday destination.  In addition to leisure travellers, the route has become an ideal link for the many Londoners who own a second home in the scenic region.  

Says Geoffrey O’Byrne White, CEO of CityJet: “For a brand new route to be operating at a 75% load factor in its fifth week of operations is extremely impressive.  Given this unprecedented demand, we’ve taken the decision to extend the route until 31 October.  This is the last day of school’s half-term break, when a lot of Londoners will be returning from a short break in the Dordogne region. 

‘We received a mass of requests from our passengers asking for a longer season and after careful consideration we have put the plans in place to allow us to give our passengers what they want and offer another six weeks of operation.”

Prices start from £59 one way, including taxes.  The route will continue to operate using an Avro RJ85. 
Schedule from Friday, September 17 until Sunday, October 31:
London City to Brive Valley of the Dordogne
Friday                  AF5261  14.35-17.10
Sunday          AF5265  16.20-18.55
From Brive Valley of the Dordogne to London City
Friday                  AF5260  17.40-18.15
Sunday          AF5264  19.25-20.00

Editors note

About CityJet

CityJet is the largest carrier operating at London City Airport. It currently offers a choice of nearly 600 flights a week from this conveniently-located airport to 16 destinations in the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

The airline operates non-stop services from London City to Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brive, Deauville, Dublin, Dundee, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Geneva, Jersey, Luxembourg, Milan, Nantes, Paris Orly, Rotterdam and Venice. It also flies non-stop from Manchester to Antwerp and from Rotterdam to Hamburg.

CityJet is renowned for providing convenient, hassle-free travel, combined with award-winning service, on high-frequency routes in the UK and Europe. Its extensive network offers a multitude of choice for business and leisure travellers, with a host of convenient timings.

At London City, the closest airport to Central London, passengers can check in just 15 minutes prior to departure (20 minutes with hold baggage).

CityJet fares include taxes and charges, and all our customers enjoy a choice of online or airport check-in, advance seat assignment, checked baggage, and complimentary beverages and light meals on board.

For more information, reservations and to check in online, visit www.cityjet.com.

CityJet is a 100% subsidiary of the AIR FRANCE KLM Group.

About Brive

The brand new Brive Valley of the Dordogne Airport opened in June 2010 and is now the best situated airport for UK visitors to the Dordogne, Lot and Correze regions. The area offers beautiful scenery, cycling, fishing and canoeing as well as access to the stunning medieval towns of Bergerac, Turenne and Sarlat. Brive is also home to a highly regarded rugby team.

Further information

Please contact Claire Honey, Sophia Vanezis, Samantha Darlaston or Rocky Husain at Consolidated PR on 020 7781 2300; email: cityjet@consolidatedpr.com

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