Aer Lingus will operate six daily round trips from Dublin to London City Airport on weekdays, with a reduced service at the weekend. 

The expanded schedule offering, which is the result of a leasing agreement with CityJet, starts on October 28.

It is tailored to provide competitive travel options across the day for passengers travelling on business or for leisure with prices starting from €49.99.

The leasing arrangement between the two airlines, will see CityJet provide aircraft, crew, maintenance, and insurance to Aer Lingus for the purpose of operating the Dublin-London City route.  

The aircraft in Aer Lingus livery will be configured in single cabin layout.

London City Airport is located just 10km east of Central London and 5km from Canary Wharf, and it can be accessed by taxi, bus or Underground/DLR. 

This expansion will enable Aer Lingus to increase its operations between the two capital cities to up to 50 daily flights. Dublin London is the busiest international air route in Europe. 

Stephen Kavanagh, CEO, Aer Lingus said the Dublin to London City route will facilitate further business flows between Dublin and London and the service will provide those wishing to travel seamlessly from the heart of London City to North America with a very attractive connecting proposition, including US customs and immigration pre-clearance.

Pat Byrne, CEO, CityJet said, in recent years the company has transitioned CityJet from being an airline serving scheduled markets under its own brand into becoming a provider of capacity to customer airlines throughout Europe. "We are delighted to now add Aer Lingus to our growing list of flying partners.  CityJet now employs almost 1,300 people and has a fleet of 45 aircraft flying on over 200 routes across Europe from our crew bases in Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, London, Paris, Stockholm, Tallinn and Vilnius."