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Flybe picks up London?Leeds route

21st April 2009 - 14:17 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Flybe is to launch a three times daily service between Leeds Bradford and London Gatwick, following BMI’s decision to end its service from Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow. The airline will begin operating the service from 29 June using Bombardier Q400s.

Mike Rutter, chief commercial officer, Flybe, commented, “Air services from London Gatwick to Leeds Bradford are of great strategic importance to Yorkshire and the North in general and we’re delighted to be able to fill the gap and introduce a service to London so soon after BMI abandoned its service. The new service demonstrates Flybe’s commitment to the region, continuing to help the local economy through the development of affordable and convenient business and leisure travel options.

“We stepped in to provide airlinks to London when other operators walked away from Newcastle and Aberdeen and are now getting a bit of a reputation as the airline that comes to the rescue of the regions,” Rutter added.

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