CityJet today celebrated flying its 500,000th passenger from Antwerp International Airport to London City Airport.

The CityJet Antwerp service commenced in 2008 and is one of a number of routes the airline operates to the iconic London Airport in the heart of the British capital.

CityJet operates up to four daily departures from Antwerp to London, offering a schedule tailored to suit both business and leisure travellers. Docklands Light Rail serves the airport and is just 25 minutes from the centre of London and tourist hotspots, and only 15 minutes from Canary Wharf and the financial district.

The airline, in partnership with Antwerp Airport, hosted a joint reception at the rooftop bar of Restaurant Belair, adjoining the Airport to mark the significant milestone. In attendance were members of the Antwerp travel trade and members of the local business community.

Peter O’Mara, CityJet’s Head of Revenue Generation, stressed the convenience of flying from Antwerp to London City Airport. Check in 20 minutes prior to departure at Antwerp Airport and 15 minutes at London City. Both airports allow both corporate and leisure passengers alike to avoid the hustle and bustle of major airports.”

Mr O’Mara said: We at CityJet are very proud of our Antwerp route and the connectivity it provides to the local business community. Direct air access to London is vital to Antwerp. We offer the fastest route to London and are delighted to provide a gateway for investment and tourism. We will continue to work closely with Antwerp Airport, local chambers of commerce, travel trade and businesses to further develop passenger numbers.”

Marcel Buelens, CEO Antwerp Airport, stated: We are delighted to celebrate this milestone today together with CityJet.  The route Antwerp-London City has proven to be a continued success over the past years.  Business passengers make regular use of this route as it offers the fastest connection between Belgium and London as both Antwerp Airport and London City Airport are ideally located for travellers requiring hassle-free connections to the city centres.”

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