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21st February 2019

 

Flybe adds 6th daily flight between Edinburgh and London Heathrow

 

·         Improved service provides six flights a day

·         New schedule features extra early morning departure from Heathrow

·         Added benefit of two evening southbound departures gives increased connectivity to long-haul codeshare flights

·         Summer schedule now features choice of 41 flights a week between Edinburgh and Heathrow

 

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (21st February 2019) added another daily return flight to its popular Edinburgh to London Heathrow service as part of its 2019 Summer schedule, increasing the choice of flights to six a day – resulting in a total of 41 available throughout the week.  Seats are available for booking now at www.flybe.com.

 

The enhanced schedule offers an extra early morning departure from Heathrow; and an increased choice of evening flights from Edinburgh for the added convenience and particular benefit to business travellers. Having a choice of two evening flights also offers improved onward global connectivity from Heathrow including those booked with Flybe’s long-haul codeshare partners.

 

The new early morning flight departs London Heathrow at 0640, arriving Edinburgh at 0825; with the evening flight returning to Heathrow from Edinburgh at 1735 and arriving at 1915.

 Flybe’s New Daily Schedule with effect from 22nd April 2019

Edinburgh (EDI) – London Heathrow(LHR)

New flight Mon-Sun (starts 23 April)  Dep LHR  0640  Arr EDI  0825              

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    

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

Dep EDI    1735  Arr LHR  1915            New flight Mon-Sun (starts 22 April)

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

 

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 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.  The added frequency also offers increased connectivity options with our long-haul codeshare partners operating out of London Heathrow.” 

 

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport added: “Increasing frequency to any of our destinations is always welcome and we are delighted that Flybe has introduced this additional service based on the strength of the route and the feedback from passengers. The route lends itself to business travel thanks to the direct connection to the city of London, but it’s also one that appeals for leisure travel by widening the options of further travel, making travelling from Edinburgh ever easier.”