Business Travel Show Europe Kick Off, 23 February,
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JET v TURBOPROP passenger aircraft has been the cause of discussion between manufacturers and airlines since the types emerged in the late 1940s. Readers will be aware that both are powered by turbines. However the public”s perception is that somehow aircraft with propellers are old fashioned. Tell that to Bombardier and ATR. In any event battle will be joined in February when Luxair put an Embraer 135 jet on the Luxembourg ” London City route four times a day, replacing three times daily Fokker F50 propjet service. VLM, who also fly the route with the ubiquitous F50, have retaliated by upping their service to four times daily also. ABTN will of course report on how the battle of the ”jets” materialises. It is probably worth mentioning that London City Airport has another jet v turboprop route, Edinburgh, where BA (three times daily weekdays with an Avro RJ100) battles it out with Scot Airways (up to nine flights operating Dornier 328s).