You probably couldn’t fly to Aberdeen in one of these, so its just as well Flybe are keeping them off the runway at London City Airport .
Europe’s largest regional airline has commemorated its first year at London City Airport by adorning a tree installation with 365 hand-crafted purple origami aeroplanes.
Each aeroplane on the Tree of Flight contained a host of prizes, with passengers passing through the airport encouraged to pick one up and win free flights, Flybe teddy bears and model aircraft.
Flybe ’s chief commercial officer Paul Simmons said: “We’re delighted to have reached our first anniversary at London City Airport and would like to thank our passengers and the airport team for their loyal support across the past 12 months.
“In keeping with tradition, a first anniversary is celebrated by the exchanging of paper gifts. This led us to commission the 365 origami aeroplanes to fill our Tree of Flight installation within the airport.”
Chief commercial officer at London City Airport Matthew Hall said: “Flybe’s arrival at London City provided a boost for UK regional air connectivity and enhanced choice for passengers. It has been a very successful first year and I look forward to working with Flybe to build on that success.”
Flybe operates five routes to and from London City Airport: Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Exeter and Amsterdam, offering 186 flights a week .
Its 2015-16 winter schedule started on October 25 with seats available for travel through to March 26. One way fares are from £34.99 including taxes and charges.
Flights to Belfast City have also increased to four a day and Flybe’s early evening flight to Exeter has been re-scheduled to depart earlier at 5.25pm, arriving in Exeter at 6.35pm. Flybe also operates three flights a day to Aberdeen and weekend flights to Amsterdam.