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21st August 2009

Early morning boost for Leeds Bradford to London Gatwick service

Leading regional airline schedules new early morning flight on popular business route

Flybe, the UK’s number one domestic airline, has reported strong demand for the new early morning flight now featured on its popular Leeds Bradford to London Gatwick schedule that, following its decision to night stop an aircraft at the airport, allows the carrier to offer a convenient early morning flight to the capital. This means that, at the start of the Winter Schedule, effective October 25th, travellers will have a more convenient choice of weekday flights, Monday through Friday.

The new schedule has been designed with the business traveller in mind, with an early morning departure from Leeds Bradford at 0700, that’s two hours earlier than the current timetable; with a late return from London Gatwick departing 1955, giving those travelling on a day return an additional hour in London in the afternoon! This greatly extends the business or shopping day. Lead-in fares are from £25.99 one way including taxes and charges and flights can be booked now at

Says Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer: “The addition of this early morning flight shows our continued commitment to serving Leeds Bradford and to listening and acting to the needs of what our passengers actually want.

“We remain committed to working with Leeds Bradford airport to keep business on the move and to serve the region by providing the most frequent, affordable and convenient services available.  We recognise this key route as being of crucial importance and have pulled out all the stops to secure the right slots at London Gatwick that has enabled us to design a robust and convenient Winter schedule that features a strategically-timed service to satisfy the weekday needs of our corporate passengers.

“With the early release earlier this week of a selection of our Summer 2010 schedule that includes the Leeds Bradford to London Gatwick service for travel through to June 30th, 2010, we would advise people to book early to take advantage of the lowest fares possible on this popular route.”

Leeds Bradford to London Gatwick
Winter Schedule 2009/10 Monday – Friday

*New timings

Depart Leeds Bradford   Arr London Gatwick
0700*     0815*
1430     1545
1810    1925
Depart London Gatwick   Arr Leeds Bradford
0845   0955
1620*   1730*
1955*    2105*