PM welcomes Flybe's London City to Aberdeen route

By Rob Virtue on July 23, 2014 9:31 AM |

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Flybe has announced plans to launch flights from London City to Aberdeen, drawing praise from David Cameron.

The Prime Minister welcomed the safeguarding of the "vital route" which is being dropped by British Airways.

BA made the announcement earlier this month, leading to the matter being raised in Parliament and causing Mr Cameron to join a campaign to save the route.

Mr Cameron said: "I welcome today's announcement that Flybe will introduce daily flights from Aberdeen to London City later this year - a vital route that helps support the north - south economy.

"Keeping our cities connected is part of our long-term economic plan to encourage investment and promote growth so we can generate jobs, pay our way in the world, and create stability, security and a brighter future for our country."

Flybe will begin the twice-daily service in October with flights starting at £49.99 each way.

It takes the number of routes Flybe is bringing to City Airport to six when it begins its operations there on October 27.

Flybe's chief executive Saad Hammad said: "We are delighted to step in and continue to provide a twice-daily service between these two economic powerhouses. Flybe is the recognised European leader in providing frequent, convenient and affordable regional connections."