Flybe develops its summer network from London Heathrow

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Regional carrier Flybe has today added another daily return flight to its Edinburgh Airport to London Heathrow Airport route as part of its summer schedule – which increases its rotations to six a day and 41 every week.

The enhanced schedule offers an extra early morning departure from Heathrow; and an increased choice of evening flights from Edinburgh with the new early morning flight departing Heathrow at 06:40h, arriving Edinburgh at 08:25h; with the evening flight returning to Heathrow from Edinburgh at 17:35h and arriving at 19:15h.

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 yet another daily flight from the start of our 2019 Summer schedule for our customers’ convenience which will offer an even better spread of frequency across the day.

“It also accommodates convenient day return travel for our business and corporate customers.”

Flybe will also be operating a direct daily flight between Guernsey and Heathrow from the end of March through its franchise partner Blue Air – providing a connection to London’s largest gateway for the first time in 20 years. It will utilise a 78-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

Cash-strapped Flybe yesterday (20 February) rejected an alternative rescue plan tabled by Bateleur Capital LLC and Mesa Air Group Inc and says its preferred bid from Virgin Atlantic, Stobart Air and a US hedge fund is the “only viable option”.

On 15 January the consortium of Virgin, Stobart and Cyrus Capital Partners – which is named Connect Airways – made a bid of £2.2 million. The deal for Flybe is due to be finalised on Friday 22 February.