CityJet: the airline of choice for business people
In 1992, Pat Byrne established CityJet, which began flying between London and Dublin Airport as part of a Virgin Atlantic Franchise. By 1997, the airline was flying the route under its own identity and operating the London to Paris route on behalf of Air France. Air France went on to buy a 25% stake in the Irish airline, and in the years following, a complex round of takeover deals between Air France and other European airlines contributed to the changing fortunes of CityJet. In 2014, a number of investors helped Pat Byrne to buy back the airline and to successfully rebrand it into the airline it is today!
Today, the airline runs a fleet of Avro, Bombardier and Sukhoi jets (36 in total) with a passenger capacity of over one million flights per year. Its hubs include London, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Helsinki airports. From Dublin and London City airports, it flies to eighteen destinations, including Antwerp, Amsterdam, Avignon and Florence. In addition to scheduled services, the airline operates a chartered service for private flights that transport personnel for the entertainment and sporting industries. It also operates a wet-lease service on behalf of Scandinavian Airlines and Air France. With plans to purchase more jets, the future of the airline looks bright.
The Three Flying Programmes from CityJet
Passengers booking CityValue, CityFlex and CityPremium tickets online can enjoy free seat selection as well as fair baggage allowances. CityPremium customers get front-row seating and can benefit from a fast-track boarding service at Dublin airport. CityPremium passengers are also allowed free name changes and cancellations and, if required, can reuse a no-show ticket. On-board, the aim of the airline is to offer all passengers a superb short-haul experience. Passengers sink into full-leather seating and rest their feet on deep-pile carpeting. All on-board snacks and drinks are free including wine, beer and spirits.
Passengers can also avail of group and charter bookings online. For parties of up to 98 people, you can charter a plane travelling to and from almost any major or regional airport at a time that suits you. Turn the flight into a true VIP experience by departing from a first-class terminal on an aircraft that features headrests with your business logo printed on them. The quoted price includes complementary drinks and passenger taxes.
Practical Information when Flying with CityJet
Check in online up to 30 hours in advance of the flight, but no later than 1 hour before departure. Save time by printing your boarding pass or by downloading it onto your smart phone.
- Up to 12 kg of cabin baggage per passenger
- Up to 23 kg of checked-in baggage per passenger
- You may purchase extra baggage allowances on the three flying programmes, CityValue, CityFlex and CityPremium, up to 36 hours before the flight.
- Passengers purchasing baggage allowances online receive up to a 30% discount. For more information on this service and other CityJet baggage rules.