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CityJet team up with FAI

Cathal O' Connell, CityJet; John Delaney, FAI; Pat Byrne, CityJet and Irish team manager, Martin O' Neill.
Cathal O' Connell, CityJet; John Delaney, FAI; Pat Byrne, CityJet and Irish team manager, Martin O' Neill.

CityJet, Ireland’s European regional airline, has been appointed official airline partner of the Football Association of Ireland.

The announcement was made at the FAI headquarters at Abbotstown, Dublin, which was attended by the FAI Chief Executive John Delaney, team manager Martin O’Neill and Pat Byrne, Executive Chairman, CityJet.

As part of its role as the Official Airline Partner of the FAI, CityJet will fly the squad to the European Championships in France in June. Rep of Ireland Season Ticket holders will receive a 10% discount on all CityJet flights, as part of the partnership between the airline and the FAI.

CityJet Executive Chairman, Pat Byrne, said: “There is no doubt that the Irish team carries the nation’s hopes in the Euro 16 finals in France and we are absolutely delighted to play our part as Official Airline Partner of the FAI. It is a great honour to have the opportunity of flying the Boys in Green to France and to continue as ongoing partner to the FAI.”

Mr Byrne added "CityJet is a pan-European airline with services across the continent, ranging from the Nordic regions down to Italy and a major operation in France, so we look forward to working with the FAI at a time when the world of football focuses on Europe".

FAI Chief Executive John Delaney said: “Having an Irish airline with the network offered by CityJet as official partner is very important for the FAI. We are really looking forward to working closely with the CityJet team in a year which offers so much excitement and promise for everyone who loves Irish football.”