London City Airport Launches EuroManx service

London City Airport has announced the launch of a new to Galway. Flights start Monday 18 April 2005.

There will be two flights daily Monday to Friday flights depart London City Airport at 09:45 and 20:15, with one flight on Sunday departing 19:50. An Avro RJ70 four engine “Whisper Jet” with a seating capacity of 82 will be used to operate the new service.

The Galway route has been developed with the business traveller in mind, offering the choice to fly directly from the heart of Galway to the heart of London in just over an hour. The schedule allows business travellers to fly direct avoiding an overnight stay.

Richard Gooding, Managing Director of London City Airport is confident of the commercial benefits that can be derived from enhancing the link between the Irish West Coast and London: “currently the business traveller has a very restricted travel choice, EuroManx, a new operator to the Airport this year, has successfully extended the travel choice by offering a schedule that meets the needs of the business communities.”

Warren Seymour, EuroManx CEO who believes that 2005 based on the success of 2004, is going to be another good year for London City Airport: “taking into account the current level of demand for convenient air travel between leading commercial and financial centres, the additional aircraft parking capacity and the publicity surrounding the DLR extension, and with the Airport’s expectation to reach two million passengers per annum either late in 2005 or definitely in early 2006, we are very keen to be part of the London City Airport route network.

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“Having only launched our first operation to the Isle of Man back in January, we are delighted to be adding Galway to our list of destinations.”
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