It seems that CityJet is giving up a key route between London City Airport and Edinburgh, with the suspension of the route after the 26th October
CityJet operates between the two cities 4 times a weekday, with fierce competition from British Airways who operate 8 return flights a weekday.
It seems this competition was enough to make CityJet reconsider its options.
Existing services will continue to operate, with the four pairs of slots to be reallocated to boost other services as needed.
According to the airline:
Following a significant period of consultation, it has been decided that the route is no longer a commercially viable option for the airline.”
“Flights will not operate and seats will no longer be bookable after 26 October 2013.”
“If you have a booking in place departing after 26 October, CityJet ensures that you will be re-booked with another airline or are happy to offer a full refund.”
“CityJet is doing all it can to ensure a smooth, seamless transition for passengers that may be inconvenienced by this change.”
The London to Edinburgh route is a hotly contested one with competition in the air (EDI-LCY/LHR/STN), and on the rails (With East Coast), with carriers from chewing CityJet from the top (British Airways, Virgin) and bottom (Ryanair and EasyJet).
However, for those who need to be connected directly to Canary Wharf and the City, BA CityFlyer will be the only operator on the route from 27th October…