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CityJet is a European regional airline based in Dublin, Ireland and operating a fleet of Avro, Bombardier and Superjet aircraft on scheduled and wet lease services across Europe.
The airline was established in 1993 by Pat Byrne, and pioneered services between Dublin and London City Airport in January 1994 under a franchise agreement with Virgin Atlantic Airways.
CityJet formed a partnership with Air France in 1996, which eventually transferred into Air France ownership in 2000 and the majority of CityJet services being operated under the Air France brand. CityJet continued to develop its role as a key airline in the London City market in addition to growing its network connecting European cities to the Air France hub in Paris. During this time, CityJet also acquired VLM, a Belgian airline which also specialized in London City services.