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Odyssey Airlines orders aircraft for London City flights

Start-up airline Odyssey Airlines has confirmed an order for 10 Bombardier aircraft to operate all business-class services from London City airport.

The UK-based airline confirmed the order for the 10 CS100 aircraft, which was first placed two years ago, at the Paris Air Show this week. The order is worth $628 million at list prices.

Odyssey plans to offer all business-class flights from London City to New York as well as to European cities.

Adam Scott, CEO of Odyssey Airlines, said: “We are launching Odyssey Airlines with the CS100 aircraft because its transcontinental range will allow us to connect key city airports with stringent performance and environmental requirements both in Europe and further afield.

“We have a unique strategy that will offer a premier service with a focus on new destinations that cannot currently be served from London City airport.”

Odyssey has not given any further details about which routes it plans to operate and also what the timescale is for the launch of flights.

Mike Arcamone, president of Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, said: “Over the last two years, Bombardier has seen Odyssey evolve into a forward-thinking and up-and-coming airline. We are thrilled to publicly welcome Odyssey Airlines to the family of CS100 aircraft operators.”

The CS100 aircraft has capacity of up to 110 seats and is due to make its maiden flight in the next few weeks.

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