Domestic flights from Aberdeen to London Gatwick are returning tomorrow (May 1) with easyJet.
The route will provide even more direct connectivity between the North East of Scotland and London, joining easyJet’s existing route between Aberdeen and London Luton which is also due to restart in the coming months.
The service will initially be three times a week and operate year-round with a view to increasing its frequency subject to demand.
With restrictions easing in Scotland the route also provides those near the English capital a chance to visit the North East.
Mark Beveridge, operations director at Aberdeen International Airport, said: “It is great to see easyJet reinstate the popular Gatwick route at Aberdeen International Airport.
“Bringing back business safely is a key priority at our airports and travel to Gatwick will help strengthen Aberdeen’s connectivity with London, providing options on a city break or the chance to enjoy the south coast.
“This also provides opportunity for people to come see the best Scotland has to offer, using Aberdeen as the gateway to launch your highland adventure.
“Our passengers and stakeholders were delighted when the restarting of this route was announced, and we are looking forward to welcoming the Gatwick back.”
Ali Gayward, UK country manager for easyJet, said: “We are delighted to be relaunching our service between London Gatwick and Aberdeen today and further strengthen our domestic network, providing more key connectivity for our customers in the UK.
“We are proud to be the largest airline in Scotland and remain committed to offering our customers great value fares and more choice when they fly with us.
“We know that flexibility continues to be crucial for customers so our Protection Promise is now even more flexible, to help customers navigate travel restrictions and make plans with the confidence that if their plans change this summer, so can their booking.
“We look forward to being able to reunite friends and family and take people away on a well- deserved break this summer.”
Chris Foy, chief executive of visit Aberdeenshire, said: “The return of the London Gatwick route back to Aberdeen International Airport is hugely positive, as potential visitors look at alternative destinations for a great escape this summer.
“The North-east of Scotland’s majestic scenery, world class food and drink and incredible galleries and museums are above and beyond, making our corner of Scotland an ideal destination for staycations for those living in the south of England.”