Antwerp loses its London air link

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  • AMcWhirter

    Cityjet will cease flying from London City (LCY) to Antwerp at the end of October according to

    It is the latest route from LCY to be axed by the Irish airline.

    There are no other flights to Antwerp from any other London area airport.

    Unless another airline takes Cityjet’s place it means the nearest airport will be Brussels.

    It is true that Eurostar will be operating through trains to Amsterdam from 2018 but it remains unclear whether or not they will stop at Antwerp.


    It would appear that Cityjet is dropping yet another route out of London City.

    This time it looks as though Florence will be axed at the end of the summer timetable.

    Cityjet lists a daily flight on the route during October but then nothing at all after October 28.


    Maybe time for BA Cityflyer to step in…


    Fortunately BA Cityflyer will continue to operate LCY-FLR.

    Maybe it will take on the Antwerp route. The original plan was for Eurostar to stop at Antwerp en route for Amsterdam (when its through service starts in 2018) but the latest plan is for services not to call there after all.


    CityJet are phasing out of LCY almost completely.
    KLM will have taken all 8 flights back by December with the AMS route, with their popular Embraer 190 CityHopper Aircraft. These are currently almost always full, with many transferring to KLM flights but opting to start from East London, easier than LHR. Intercontintal flights can be booked with LCY as a gateway, as easily now as LHR, hence the surge and take up.
    On one CityJet flight a year ago, they had a headline in their magazine about creating a new base at “London Southend”!

    Still very unclear Re train links ex London – Amsterdam.
    Subject of many discussions on BT, no answer to the Immigration and Entry into the EU, and that this train will never be a non stop, as all will have to get off and go through “A station” somewhere. the EU, and 4 countries also need to agree this transition?
    Dutch rail are planning this to be Rotterdam, with extensions and sectioned off platforms.

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