Tuesday 4th of August 2015
A major British airline has recently released its winter schedule for flights departing from London City Airport, and it includes the introduction of an all-day service to Edinburgh. Flybe, which is Europe’s largest regional airline, will schedule up to seven flights a day to the Scottish capital, with departures leaving as early as 7AM, to accommodate the needs of its many business passengers.
The new schedule will see Flybe offer up to 186 flights a week to 5 different destinations, including the Edinburgh route, for passengers travelling between October 25 and March 26, 2016. This new timetable also includes flights to Belfast City, departing four times per day, which is an increase of one from last year, in order to satisfy increasing demand.
There will also be three flights to both Amsterdam and Aberdeen daily from the Royal Docks airport. The benefits of increased connectivity between Edinburgh and London are obvious, allowing an increase in face-to-face business and networking, which has the potential to be hugely beneficial to both cities. One-way fares are set to start from £34.99, including taxes and charges, making the trip potentially cheaper than the equivalent train journey, as well as being much quicker.
Flybe are based in Exeter, and operate short haul services to destinations throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the Republic of Ireland and nearby countries in continental Europe. The airline prides itself on competitive pricing, and carried around 7.7 million passengers in 2014 – a record for the company.