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Flybe brightens winter flying with new jet service from Edinburgh

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is increasing capacity at peak times on its popular London City flights from Edinburgh Airport to meet demand from the business community when it is particularly high. Starting on 1st December as part of its 2019-20 Winter schedule, a 98-seat E190 aircraft sourced from Connect Airways’ partner, Stobart Air, will operate the enhanced service.

Flybe’s winter programme, which began flying this past weekend (Sunday 27th October 2019) and operates through to 28th March 2020, offers a total choice of up to 208 flights per week across nine routes from Edinburgh.   

These include 24 flights a week to London City; a continuation of the sixth daily flight to Heathrow introduced in summer with the early morning flight departing Heathrow 0640, arriving Edinburgh 0815, and the evening flight returning to Heathrow from Edinburgh at 2015, arriving 2200; up to 7 flights a day to Birmingham; up to 3xday to Manchester and up to 4xday to Southampton.  

Flybe’s numerous codeshare agreements mean that customers can connect seamlessly to locations across the world from their local airport.  Passengers from Edinburgh can access these onward connections through Heathrow, London City and through Flybe’s Manchester and Birmingham hubs.  

Flybe, which under Connect Airways’ ownership will be fully re-branded next year under the recently announced name of Virgin Connect, is aware and proud of the role it plays in giving people the chance to stay connected to what matters most to them, in a way that no other regional airline can.  

Roy Kinnear, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer comments: “This winter, we are especially delighted to give those customers travelling with us to London City from Edinburgh an enhanced service by adding some jet services on this important business route at peak times.  Our schedule is built around providing our customers with a wide choice of convenient travel options to the destinations they want.  These include those that also offer lots of possible connections for onward travel both domestically and, through our many airline partners, to the rest of the world.  

“We look forward to welcoming all our new and existing customers onboard this winter and encourage those with travel plans to book early to take advantage of our lowest possible fares.”  

Flybe’s nine destinations from Edinburgh are to Belfast City, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Knock, London City, London Heathrow, Manchester and Southampton.

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