Flybe To Provide Continuity On Vital Link To Aberdeen From London City Airport

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has stepped in to secure vital continuity for customers using the key London City to Aberdeen route, with twice daily flights starting on Monday October 27th 2014. Seats are on sale now at www.flybe.com from £49.99 one way, including taxes and charges.

The news today (July 23rd, 2014) has been applauded by Prime Minister, David Cameron, who said: "I welcome today’s announcement that Flybe will introduce daily flights from Aberdeen to London City later this year - a vital route that helps support the north - south economy. 

“Keeping our cities connected is part of our long-term economic plan to encourage investment and promote growth so we can generate jobs, pay our way in the world, and create stability, security and a brighter future for our country.”

This will be a sixth new route to add to Flybe’s brand new operation out of London City on 27th October 2014 that also features daily services to Belfast City, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter and Inverness.

Saad Hammad, Flybe’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to step in and continue to provide a twice-daily service between these two economic powerhouses. Flybe is the recognised European leader in providing frequent, convenient and affordable regional connections.

“Our announcement is a clear indication of our appetite to maintain momentum with our plans for growth and we look forward to welcoming many new passengers on board in October.

“The decision to add this flight to our already extensive point to point regional network reaffirms our commitment to listening to the needs of customers and being ‘the fastest way from A to Flybe.”

Adds Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport:  “Flybe’s presence at London City will grow much-needed air connectivity to the UK’s regions.  We welcome today’s announcement, which will keep London’s business and financial districts on the doorstep of Scotland’s business communities.”

 

DETAILS OF NEW ROUTE

 

LONDON CITY (LCY) - ABERDEEN (ABZ)

27th October 2014 – 28th March 2015

Mon-Sat

Dep ABZ 0630 arr LCY 0830 Dep LCY 0900 arr ABZ 1050 

Mon-Fri/Sun

Dep LCY 1830  arr ABZ 2020 Dep ABZ 1600 arr LCY 1800 

Operated by 78-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft

One way fares from £49.99 including taxes and charges

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Issued by the Flybe press office:  T: 0845 675 0681 E: pressoffice@flybe.com

Notes to editors

About Flybe

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 186 routes serving 16 countries from 93 departure points, 36 UK/57 European airports* (all routes on sale July ’14 – Mar ‘15);

operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline(UKCAA June ’13 - May ’14)is the largest

scheduled airline by air traffic movements at Belfast City, Birmingham, Exeter, Inverness,

Manchester and Southampton airports(UK CAA May ’14);operates70 aircraft – 45 Bombardier

Q400, 14 Embraer 195 & 11 E175; codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, KLM; has two franchise

partners, Loganair and Stobart Air and was Amsterdam Schiphol’s Airline of the Year 2012 Europe.

 

* Flown under the Flybe brand (27 routes/13 airports exclusively served by Flybe’s franchise partner, Loganair: and six routes and five airports exclusively operated by franchise partner, Stobart Air)

 

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