Commencing October 28th, Aer Lingus will operate six daily round trips from Dublin to London City Airport on weekdays, with a reduced service at the weekend.
The leasing arrangement between the two airlines, known in the aviation industry as an ACMI lease, will see CityJet provide aircraft (namely two Avro RJ85 aircraft), crew, maintenance, and insurance to Aer Lingus for the purpose of operating the Dublin-London City route.
The aircraft in Aer Lingus livery will be configured in single cabin layout.
London City Airport is conveniently located just ten kilometres east of Central London and five kilometres from Canary Wharf.
This expansion will enable Aer Lingus to increase its operations between the two capital cities to up to 50 daily flights. Dublin London is the busiest international air route in Europe.
Stephen Kavanagh, Aer Lingus chief executive, said:
“We are delighted to be entering into this agreement with CityJet.
“Aer Lingus is on an ambitious flight path and working with Pat and his team will allow us add to our extensive services to London Heathrow and London Gatwick.
“The Dublin to London City route will facilitate further business flows between Dublin and London and the service will provide those wishing to travel seamlessly from the heart of London City to North America with a very attractive connecting proposition, including US customs and immigration pre-clearance.”