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Odyssey Airlines to launch LCY-New York route?

20 Dec 2011 by BusinessTraveller

A start-up airline may be planning to compete with British Airways on the London City-New York route, according to a report by Reuters.

According to the report, a British venture under the name of Odyssey Airlines is planning all-business class flights between London and New York, using as-yet undelivered Bombardier C Series jets.

Any such route is unlikely to commence for a couple of years, as Bombardier is not expected to start delivering the new C Series aircraft until 2013. Two versions of the aircraft are currently under development, seating between 100 and 150 passengers.

British Airways currently offers a twice-daily service between London City and New York JFK, using Airbus A318 aircraft. For reviews of this service when it launched in September 2009, click here.

No website has yet been set up for Odyssey Airlines, although Reuters says that “at least two web addresses - www.odysseyairlines.com and www.odyair.com -- have been reserved for ‘Future Odyssey Airlines International’”.

For the full Reuter's report click here.

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