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Air France will operate a new timetable from London City Airport from September 8, 2008, the airline announced yesterday.
Flights departing London City for Geneva will have a fifth flight added to the existing route from September 15. It will leave London at 1345 and arrive in Geneva at 1630; returning from the Swiss city at 1230 in order to arrive back in London at 1315.
The London City ” Edinburgh route will have 20 per cent more seats with the introduction of two more Avro RJ85 jets, which will replace the smaller Dornier 328 turbo-prop aircraft. The Dornier will fly on one of the seven daily flights only.
Flights leaving London City for Paris”s Orly airport (located in the southwest of the French capital) will be reduced from six to five times a day. The five existing flights will leave London at 0800, 1200, 1550, 1830 and 1940, arriving in Paris (allowing for the one hour time difference) approximately 135-140 minutes later. Passengers returning from the French capital can leave Orly at 0715, 0835, 1110, 1500 or 1855.
The route from London City to Strasbourg will also be reduced ” from three to two flights a day, to allow for the increased Geneva and Edinburgh routes. The flights will leave London at 0945 and arrive in Strasbourg at 1220, or leave London at 1655 and arrive in Strasbourg at 1930. Timings for the return leg mean later arrivals back in London. The new schedule calls for flights leaving Strasbourg at 1330 or 2005.
But Air France says it will suspend flights to Zurich with the last service set to run on September 7. Air France says this service is being cut so that it can ”optimise other routes on its network.” Both British Airways and Swiss currently ply the route from City.
Smaller changes to the timetable will also be made from September 8 on the routes to Paris CDG, Dublin, Geneva and Nice.
Air France flies to 10 destinations from London City Airport. These are: Dublin, Dundee, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Geneva, Nice, Paris Orly, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Strasbourg and Zurich. The airline also flies from Heathrow.
For more information, visit airfrance.co.uk.
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