Flybe has announced that it will be launching flights between London City Airport and various destinations within the UK in a bid to attract more business travellers to fly with the airline.
The budget airline has signed a five year deal with the airport and the service is set to commence in October of this year. According to bbc.co.uk, in the near future Flybe also plans to extend this London City Airport service to European destinations including ski resorts, as well as France and Spain.
Flybe has said that this move will attract around 500,000 more passengers to travel with them. It is predicted that a large proportion of those people will be from central London businesses who are looking for a quicker alternative to Heathrow.
Saad Hammad, chief executive at Flybe, told belfasttelegraph.co.uk that the airline is already committed to serving over seven million travellers every year from Europe and the UK. This expansion to London City Airport reaffirms the company’s position as Britain’s largest regional airline.”
Mr Hammad said: “Today’s announcement is a significant landmark in the re-birth of Flybe. We are delighted to re-enter the London market at London’s most convenient airport following a rigorous profitability analysis utilising our strict route assessment model.”