Media information:

 27th November 2018

 

Flybe boosts Edinburgh to London Heathrow route with extra daily frequency

 

·         Improved service will offer up to five flights a day from 31st March 2019

·         Additional 56,000 seats a year

·         New schedule provides increased connectivity to long-haul codeshare flights

 

 

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (27th November 2018) added another daily return flight to its Edinburgh to London Heathrow service with effect from the start of its 2019 Summer schedule on 31st March 2019, increasing 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 1200, arriving Heathrow at 1345; with the return departing Heathrow at 1430 and arriving back in Edinburgh at 1605.

 

Flybe’s New Daily Schedule with effect from 31st March 2019

Edinburgh (EDI) – London Heathrow(LHR)

Dep EDI    0615  Arr LHR 0800             Dep LHR 0845  Arr EDI 1020

Dep EDI    0850  Arr LHR 1035             Dep LHR 1120  Arr  EDI1255

Dep EDI    1200  Arr LHR  1345            Dep LHR 1430  Arr  EDI 1605     New

Dep EDI    1545  Arr LHR  1730            Dep LHR 1820  Arr  EDI 1955

Dep EDI    1815  Arr LHR  2000            Dep LHR  2045  Arr EDI 2220 (except Sats)

Available for booking now at www.flybe.com

 

 

Roy Kinnear, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer comments: “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.”

 

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport 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.”