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Article from BTNews 28 JULY 2014

Aberdeen to London City

Following the decision of British Airways to pull its Aberdeen – London City (ABZ – LCY) service at the end of the summer season (See BTN 7 July) Flybe has stepped in to save the routes.  It will operate a 78-seat Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 twice daily with a scheduled time of 1hr 50mins.

Flybe is to offer five other routes from the east London airport from 27 October with new domestic links to Belfast City, Edinburgh, Exeter and Inverness plus Dublin which counts as International.  It will compete with established carrier BA on Edinburgh and CityJet with Dublin.  The addition of Aberdeen maintains an air link that is considered crucial to the economy in the north of Scotland.  “We are delighted to step in to continue offering a twice daily service between these two economic powerhouses,” said Saad Hammad, Chief Executive Officer, Flybe.

“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,” he added.

The news follows hot on the heels of Flybe’s recent announcements of a brand new route between Aberdeen and East Midlands airports, and the introduction of a daily FlyShuttle service between Jersey and Aberdeen via Southampton and Leeds Bradford.  www.londoncityairport.com

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