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Air Southwest to connect London City to Newquay and Plymouth

9th March 2009 - 13:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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UK regional airline Air Southwest is launching a new twice-daily service between London City Airport and Plymouth and Newquay airports from 20 April.

The new service, operated with 50-seat Bombardier Dash 8-300s, will stop at Plymouth en-route to Newquay, allowing travellers from both Devon and Cornwall to benefit from the new connection to London City.

Richard Gooding, chief executive of London City Airport, welcomed the announcement. “Plymouth was the first UK domestic destination ever served from London City in 1987, and it is great to see the service resumed,” he remarked. “Air Southwest passengers will once again be able to travel to London’s financial centres faster than any other way with this new service.”

Peter Davies, managing director of Air Southwest, commented, “This London City service will revolutionise air travel between Devon and Cornwall and the capital. We expect it to be hugely popular with business travellers and have timed the flights to fit with busy working lives.

“Day-return rail travel to the capital can be arduous and expensive. With our new London City service our customers will save hours of travelling time, with great value fares. It’s also ideal for a short-break in London, and will help to increase inbound tourism to both Devon and Cornwall.”

The new service will operate twice daily, Monday to Friday, and once a day at weekends.

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