Withdrawn flights between London City and Aberdeen to continue with Flybe

After British Airways called time on their flight service between London City and Aberdeen, Flybe has announced it will take over the route from October.

As of October 27 2014, the regional airline will run twice-daily flights between the cities using 78-seat Bombardier Q400 aircrafts. On Monday to Saturday, flights will depart from Aberdeen at 06:30am and arrive in the England’s capital at 08:30am, while flights from London City will set off at 09:00am, landing back in Aberdeen at 10:50am, dailyrecord.co.uk reports.

A second Monday to Friday/Sunday service will take off from Aberdeen at 16:00pm, arriving at 18:00pm, with an early evening flight from London City leaving at 18:30pm (getting passengers back to Aberdeen at 20:20pm).

Saad Hammad, Flybe’s chief executive, said: “We are delighted to step in to continue offering a twice daily service between these two economic powerhouses.”

Flybe have introduced the route as part of their winter schedule, which will be in operation until March 28 2015.

Managing director of Aberdeen Airport Carol Benzie told bbc.co.uk: “Conversations started in earnest behind the scenes when we heard that the London City route could be lost.

“At that time, the team immediately began to have dialogue and whilst we were unable to discuss these in the public domain, I am pleased that they came to fruition with this announcement.”