CityJet will display its Avro RJ85, a commuter aircraft which has been one of the great success stories in serving regional air routes across Europe, at air displays in Shannon and Bray next weekend.

The aircraft will be one of many civilian and military aircraft taking part in the air displays on successive days at Shannon Airport on Saturday, 18th July, and Bray seafront on Sunday, 19thJuly. The events are expected to attract over 120,000 people.

The Shannon Air Display marks the 70thanniversary of the first transatlantic commercial flights with over 40,000 people expected at the airport on Saturday. Up to 90,000 spectators are expected at the Bray seafront on Sunday afternoon for the annual Bray Air Display.

CityJet operates 18 Avros on its extensive network across Europe and on behalf of partner airlines in addition to charter services for a wide range of customers, including sports teams, pop groups and pilgrimage flights.

Powered by four Textron Lycoming  ALF 502 turbofans, the Avro RJ85 is specifically designed for performance on shorter runways and this, combined with it low noise profile, makes it perfectly suited to London City Airport, from where CityJet operates to 11 destinations across Europe.  The airline serves Dublin up to nine times daily and will add a new thrice-daily service to Cork on October 1st.

Pat Byrne, CityJet Executive Chairman, said the company was delighted to partner both air displays and have one of its aircraft participating.

He said: “We at CityJet are delighted to be part of what is such a special family day out. We are seeing more and more families flying with us and discovering the value offered by CityJet and the convenience of London City Airport.”

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