CityJet helps EIFF take off

EIFF is delighted to announce CityJet as our official airline, helping to deliver some of cinema's biggest names to the Festival.

The sponsorship is the latest move by CityJet to highlight its route from London City to Edinburgh and to show its commitment to Scotland. The route is continuing to perform strongly with CityJet bucking the recession’s spiralling impact on the airline industry by increasing capacity.

Geoffrey O’Byrne White, CityJet Chief Executive was delighted with the new partnership.

"We are all very excited about the partnership between CityJet and the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

"The Festival will see thousands of film followers descending upon the Scottish capital and we look forward to many of them flying with us.

"As the most punctual airline flying from Edinburgh to London* we are confident that we can guarantee their arrival in style and comfort."

Hannah McGill, EIFF Artistic Director added, "We are delighted to be partnering with CityJet. Bringing filmmakers and guests to the Festival is paramount to our success and to the enjoyment of our audiences, so CityJet will be a huge help to us this year.’

CityJet operates seven flights every weekday from Edinburgh to London City Airport and is the only carrier to offer direct flights from Dundee to London, operating four flights every weekday. Flights can be booked online at, at CityJet reservations on 0871 666 50 50 or via your travel agent.

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  • Gregory Chauvet Friday 26th February, 2010 / 16:30 GMT

    What an horrible idea! Cityjet - Are you trying to make sure that EIFF will increase their carbon footprint?
    Very well seen those days... When you say "EIFF take off" Do you mean carbon footprint? Great ethics hey!
    I will make sure that we start to boycott your festival. I got you article from environmentalist groups - your decision is already known. I will email greenpeace now.
    Thank you for your bad choices.
    An environmentally friendly Film Goer.
  • Anna Taylor Sunday 28th February, 2010 / 15:42 GMT

    This is a bit of a disappointment. Private jets are so trashy. Who wants to be associated with fat bankers and power ballad singers?

    Seriously, the UN says that over 300, 000 people are dying every year because of climate change. Surely as film lovers we could be telling better stories than 'me big shot, fly in pointless shiny thing and destroy poor people'.

    I know backing's hard to come by, but surely you weren't this desperate?

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