The Cork Business Association was disappointed to learn that CityJet is to discontinue its route from Cork Airport to London City Airport. The service which commenced last October is to cease on the 26th June 2016.
Lawrence Owens, Chief Executive CBA commented: “It is disappointing that CityJet has decided to discontinue its London City route particularly as they invested significantly to promote the market over the past eight months. Obviously this was a commercial decision and simply put not enough people were using the service. We hope that air passengers will make use of the exciting new CityJet summer routes to La Rochelle and Nantes as well as its charter series to Menorca.”
“However it is important to note that Cork Airport is still in a period of significant growth and expect to see passenger numbers increase by up to 8 per cent this year. A number of new routes have been added at Cork Airport including Dusseldorf, Cardiff, Leeds Bradford and Southampton. In addition, Iberia Express will commence its new Madrid service shortly. We are also hopeful that the first transatlantic route from Cork Airport will become a reality in the near future.” said Mr. Owens.