Wednesday 20 September 2017

CityJet signs as FAI airline partner, giving season ticket holders 10pc flight discount

Euro 2016 travel

CityJet crew member Fiona Phelan (left)with Martin O'Neill, Irish team manager; and CityJet crew member Lisa O’Brien with Pat Byrne, executive chairman, CityJet (right) at the announcement that CityJet has been appointed Official Airline Partner of the FAI
CityJet crew member Fiona Phelan (left)with Martin O'Neill, Irish team manager; and CityJet crew member Lisa O’Brien with Pat Byrne, executive chairman, CityJet (right) at the announcement that CityJet has been appointed Official Airline Partner of the FAI
Pól Ó Conghaile

Pól Ó Conghaile

The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) has signed CityJet as its official airline partner, it has been announced.

The deal, reported to involve a six-figure sponsorship sum, means the airline will fly the Irish squad to the European Championships in France this June.

Ireland's season ticket holders are also in line to receive a 10pc discount on CityJet flights as part of the partnership deal.

The announcement was made at the FAI headquarters at Abbotstown, Dublin, attended by the FAI Chief Executive John Delaney, team manager Martin O’Neill and Pat Byrne, Executive Chairman of CityJet.

“It is a great honour to have the opportunity of flying the Boys in Green to France and to continue as ongoing partner to the FAI,” Byrne said.

CityJet flies from Dublin and Cork to London City Airport, and is set to operate new routes from Cork to Nantes and La Rochelle in France from June - as Ireland's Group E games are underway.

It also connects via London City to Paris Orly, among other destinations.

“Having an Irish airline with the network offered by CityJet as official partner is very important for the FAI," said its Chief Executive, John Delaney.

"We are really looking forward to working closely with the CityJet team in a year which offers so much excitement and promise for everyone who loves Irish football.”

In other Euro 2016 travel news, Abbey Travel - the FAI's official travel partner - has launched a two-night package for Ireland’s opening game against Sweden on June 13. Prices are quoted at €768pp, excluding match tickets.

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