Flybe has today added another daily return flight to its Edinburgh to London Heathrow route with effect from the start of its 2019 summer schedule on 31 March 2019.
The cash-strapped regional airline, which is the subject of bids from Virgin Atlantic and IAG after revealing it was looking for a commercial partnership or to be taken over, has increased the choice of flights to five a day on weekdays and Sundays, and four on a Saturday.
The enhanced schedule also improves connectivity to Flybe’s long-haul codeshare partners and boosts the route by another 56,000 seats a year. The new late morning/early afternoon flights depart Edinburgh at 12:00h, arriving Heathrow at 13:45h; with the return departing Heathrow at 14:30h and arriving back in Edinburgh at 16:05h.
Flybe chief commercial officer, Roy Kinnear said: “Scotland is a significant market for Flybe and our Edinburgh to London Heathrow route has grown from strength to strength since its 2017 launch.
“We are therefore pleased to add another daily flight from the start of our 2019 Summer schedule for our customers’ convenience which will offer a better spread of frequency across the day, with the added benefit of also improving connectivity with our long-haul codeshare partners operating out of London Heathrow.
“This is another example of Flybe’s ongoing commitment to connecting regional communities and providing a convenient service to and from major hub airports giving customers seamless onward access to destinations across the world.”
Edinburgh Airport chief executive, Gordon Dewar said: “The addition of another flight means passengers will have greater choice and flexibility when travelling between two of the UK’s capital cities, which is good news for those on business or leisure trips.
“The domestic market is one that is consistently popular at Edinburgh Airport and we’re glad that Flybe has added to their offering to increase connectivity between Edinburgh, London and beyond.”