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Flybe Celebrates First Anniversary At London City Airport

Airline marks milestone by installing ‘Tree of Flight’ give-away for passengers

27TH October 2015

Flybe, 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 containing a host of prizes.

Travellers passing through the airport on Tuesday (27th October) were encouraged to visit Flybe’s aptly named ‘Tree of Flight’ to select a celebratory paper plane in a bid to win a prize which included free flights, Flybe teddy bears and model aircraft.. 

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, 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.”

Matthew Hall, Chief Commercial Officer at London City Airport 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 moving forward.”

Flybe operates five routes to and from London City Airport – Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Exeter and Amsterdam, offering a choice of up to 186 flights a week. Its  2015-16 Winter schedule started on 25th October with seats available for travel through to 26th March 2016. One way fares are from £34.99 including taxes and charges.