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Article from BTNews 19 SEPTEMBER 2016

Flybe to rescue over tunnel work

A multi-frequency daily flight schedule between Cardiff and London City airports was launched by flybe last Monday (12 September) to help travellers from south Wales and south-east England affected by a six-week closure of the Severn Tunnel for maintenance.

The airline is running up to three flights on weekdays and two a day on weekends after announcing it would do “everything possible” to maintain links between the two capitals during the road and rail disruption.

Secretary of state for Wales Alun Cairns headed a high-profile delegation of business people for Monday’s inaugural flight with flybe regional general manager Paul Willoughby and Cardiff Airport chairman Roger Lewis and managing director Debra Barber.  

Barber said: “Efficient connectivity to and from London is key for business professionals across Wales. We hope to see this route become a permanent part of flybe’s network from Cardiff.” 

Flybe is to operate up to three flights a day between London City and Düsseldorf from 30 October, the airline’s third year-round service to continental Europe from LCY after Amsterdam and Paris Charles de Gaulle.

Chief revenue officer Vincent Hodder said: “This is the latest example of our commitment to provide convenient connections for business travellers from regional markets.”


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