Flybe has announced it's is to start a direct flight service to London with tickets on sale now. The Exeter-based airline has signed a five-year agreement with London City Airport for a three-times daily city to city service.
Tickets are available to buy now for flights from October 27th.
Using five aircraft based at three of its regional bases, Flybe says it expects to fly up to 500,000 passengers annually between LCY and Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, Inverness and Exeter
It is a major expansion that will see the airline significantly boost connectivity between the UK regions and Ireland to and from London.
Today's announcement follows Flybe's successful fund raise of £150 million last month.
The company says it means it can now meet their strategic objective to expand its branded commercial operation by developing new routes and bases within the UK.
The new route will bring the total number of direct destinations offered by Flybe from Exeter to 18.
Matt Roach is Managing Director at Exeter Airport:-
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