CityJet to open a base in London Southend in 2017

CityJet has announced its plans to open a base at London Southend airport beginning in April of next year.

A CityJet Sukhoi SSJ100-95. Copyright: SuperJet International/Katsuhiko Tokunaga.
In a statement, the UK logistics firm said it had reached an outline agreement with Stobart Group, London Southend Airport’s owners, which could see it using up to four based aircraft at the airfield for use in serving eighteen European destinations.

“We are very pleased to be working with CityJet to add new flights at London Southend Airport,” Stobart Group CEO Andrew Tinkler said.” This arrangement will open up around eighteen new destinations, giving our customers more choice. These additional services could bring up to 600,000 passengers per year to the airport providing us with further momentum towards achieving our target run rate of 2.5 million passengers by 2018.”

CityJet currently has bases at London City, Amsterdam, Dublin, Helsinki Vantaa, Paris CDG and Stockholm Arlanda. The bases in Scandinavian and France are used for wet-lease operations for Air France and SAS.

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