CityJet’s London City to Nuremberg
Christine Ourmières, CityJet’s CEO; and Matthew Hall, London City Airport's CCO, celebrated the launch of the airline’s twice-daily flights to Nuremberg. Entertaining passengers in the terminal with a classic repertoire of German drinking songs was the UK-based oompah style band, the Bettesteiner Footstompers.
The celebration continued in Nuremberg, where a red double-decker ferried passengers to the terminal. Welcoming CityJet’s inaugural flight from London City were: Mathias Richter, CityJet’s Network Analyst; Andreas Humer-Hager, Nuremberg Airport’s Head of Aviation Marketing; Peter Schubert, AirPart Nuremberg‘s Sales Manager; Ben Schaafsma, CityJet’s Head of Marketing; Karl-Heinz Krüger, Nuremberg Airport’s CEO; Eva-Maria Rau, AF-KLM’s Regional Sales Manager; Tony Dryden, AF-KLM’s Commercial Director Germany; and Jürgen Kohstall, Nuremberg Airport’s VP Marketing.
- Air France commenced operations on the 800-kilometre intra-European route from London City (LCY) to Nuremberg (NUE) in German Bavaria on 27 January. The service operates with 11 weekly frequencies using BAe 146s. Christine Ourmières, CityJet’s CEO, said: “Nuremberg is a key business hub in Europe given its position as the capital of Germany’s industrial heartland. It is the head office location for many of Germany’s multi-nationals such as Siemens, Puma and Adidas and it plays host to several international trade fairs.” Previously, the route was operated by Lufthansa since November 2007, but the service was then withdrawn only two seasons later.