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CityJet Partners with ExCel

CityJet Partners with ExCel

CityJet is to team up with the UK’s top convention and exhibition centre in a partnership that will provide unrivalled access and facilities in the growing events market.

CityJet, one of the largest airlines serving London City Airport with a reach across leading cities in Europe, has signed a two-year commercial deal to become the Official Airline Partner of ExCeL London, the capital’s international convention and exhibition centre.

The new partnership was announced at a joint press conference hosted by David Pegler, Chief Executive, ExCeL London, and Pat Byrne, Executive Chairman, CityJet.

The deal furthers ExCeL’s strategic vision to offer end-to-end event solutions and facilitate event organisation and participation. The partnership will provide ExCeL London’s organiser clients, exhibitors and visitors with the benefits of competitive air pricing on CityJet’s CityFlex and CityPremium fare classes. In addition, ExCeL will be able to arrange charter flights for groups travelling from cities not currently served by the CityJet network.

David Pegler said: “Our partnership with CityJet is another example of how we put the needs of our customers at the heart of everything we do. The proximity between London City Airport and ExCeL makes CityJet a natural airline ally, helping to attract both exhibitors and visitors. Our partnership is all about connecting people and creating new possibilities, and through our shared focus on outstanding customer experience we look forward to enabling great event outcomes in 2016.”

Pat Byrne said: “I am really looking forward to working closely with business event organisers and the conference travel trade. It’s an exciting time for both us and ExCeL London and this is an ideal fit and a perfect marriage between two dynamic businesses with similar ambitions for the future.”

The partnership agreement also includes the co-branding of CityJet’s owned aircraft with the Official Airline Partner of ExCeL emblem. CityJet will also activate its brand within the ExCeL venue.

CityJet’s expansion plans could see its recently rebranded fleet grow from 18 up to 29 aircraft over the next two years. The airline recently announced the acquisition of 15 Sukhoi Superjets 100 to commence delivery in 2016. It also launched a new route between London City Airport and Cork last October, offering 18 flights weekly.

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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