CityJet Limited is an Irish regional airline with headquarters at the Swords Business Campus in Swords, County Dublin, Ireland. It operates at London City Airport, and flies franchise services on behalf of its parent company Air France from Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. Since the take over of VLM Airlines, CityJet has some head-office departments located in London and Antwerp, Belgium. The airline owns and operates maintenance facilities at Dublin Airport and Antwerp Airport.
It operates a mixed fleet of Avro RJ85, Dornier 328 and Fokker 50 aircraft on a network out of London City Airport. CityJet competes with BA CityFlyer on flights to Edinburgh and Amsterdam, and Luxair to Luxembourg. It is the sole carrier on its routes to Antwerp, Avignon, Brest, Brive, Deauville, Dublin, Dundee, Florence, Münster-Osnabruck, Nantes, Paderborn, Paris, Pau-Pyrénées, Rotterdam, and Toulon-Hyères. In the IATA year ending 31 March 2010, CityJet carried just over 1 million passengers on its London City Network. The airline was established on 28 September 1992 and started scheduled operations on 12 January 1994. It was founded by Pat Byrne and began operations between London City Airport and Dublin under a franchise agreement with Virgin Atlantic Airways. On 4 July 1997, the airline began operations on the route using its own identity, with Saab 2000 aircraft. In June 2012 it was released that Air France-KLM is considering selling CityJet to support its own ailing business, with a further statement in April 2013 that the winning bidder will be announced in the summer of 2013. CityJet is the main shirt sponsor of London Irish Rugby Club for the third season. It was the official airline of the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010.
CityJet is also the ‘Official Airline’ of European Champions Leinster rugby.