CityJet, an airline with many European city routes out of London City Airport, has signed a two-year commercial deal to become The Official Airline Partner of convention centre Excel London.
The new partnership was announced at a joint press conference hosted by David Pegler, CEO of Excel London, and Pat Byrne, executive chairman of CityJet.
The partners claim the link up will provide Excel London’s organiser clients, exhibitors, and visitors with the benefits of competitive air pricing on Cityjet’s CityFlex and City Premium fare classes.
Excel will arrange charter flights for groups travelling from cities not currently served by the CityJet network.
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.”
Byrne, said: “I’m really looking forward to working closely with business event organisers and the conference travel trade.”
CEO of London City Airport, Declan Collier, said: “Excel London’s success in attracting international convention business sees a large number of its visitors travelling though London City, Excel and CityJet share the airport’s view that business travellers want speed, punctuality and stand-out experience.”
The partnership agreement includes the co-branding of CityJet’s owned aircraft with the Official Airline Partner of Excel emblem.
Expansion plans could see CityJet’s rebranded fleet grow from 18 up to 29 aircraft over the next two years. The airline also launched a new route between London City Airport and Cork last October with 18 flights weekly.
David Pegler (left), chief executive, ExCeL London, with Pat Byrne, executive chairman, CityJet, at the announcement of the commercial partnership deal between CityJet and London City Airport.