elcome to the final issue of
2016 – it’s hard to believe the year went
In years gone by, CityJet was an airline which focused
very much on business travel, with the result that the
number of passengers travelling with us reduced as
the festive season approached. Regular commuters
took the chance to “work from home” over the holiday
period, or strung a few days of annual leave together to
create a longer time off work. Business meetings always
tend to reduce as December progresses, with only the
diehards arranging meetings in the week leading up to
Christmas, so generally we were used to seeing fewer
people on our flights as the month progressed.
Today, we continue to focus on our business
passengers and regular commuters, and indeed will be
rolling out major enhancements to what we have to
offer in the New Year. We have introduced new flexible
tickets already, but can promise more for 2017.
However, CityJet is now an airline which has a wider
appeal to leisure customers as well, as more and more
have recognised the simplicity of London City Airport
as a gateway to and from London. Every month, we
welcome new customers attracted by the convenience
of flying with CityJet, and in December in particular
we will welcome many travelling home for the festive
season, using our services for a break over the holiday
period or, indeed, availing themselves of our baggage
allowances for that dash to the post-Christmas sales
along Oxford Street!
Not least among our special customers to sample
CityJet for the first time in December will be the
children of Temple Street Children’s University
Hospital in Dublin, on our annual Santa flight to the
North Pole, with a visit on board from the man in
red himself, Santa Claus! is is one of those annual
events which everyone here at CityJet looks forward
to. e look of delight on the children’s faces makes it
all worthwhile, and it is a genuine chance for us to give
something back to the community and create a lasting
impression on all involved, be they the children, their
parents and helpers or our staff. I would like to thank
all within CityJet and our suppliers who are involved in
this fantastic event.
Finally, a thought for those working over the
Christmas period. Whilst CityJet does not operate any
flights itself on Christmas Day, we will still be flying
on behalf of our customer airlines in France and the
Nordic region. Not so many years ago, virtually no
airlines operated on 25th December, but the industry
is now truly 24/7/365 as the world continues apace.
May I take this opportunity to thank you for your
custom in 2016 and wish you every happiness during
the holiday season.
I look forward to welcoming you on board a CityJet
service in 2017.
Executive Chairman, CityJet
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