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Flybe boosts key business route from Belfast

Flybe is adding to its London City link from Belfast City

FLYBE, the largest regional airline operating from George Best Belfast City Airport, has boosted its schedule to London City with an extra 12 flights a week on a new schedule which starts on Monday May 7 and includes new morning and early evening flights.

Offering up to six flights day with a total choice of up to 35 flights a week, Flybe's enhanced London City schedule will give a particular boost to business customers travelling on one of the carrier's most popular routes from Belfast.

It provides more day return options as well as an extra service on both Saturday and Sunday for weekend travellers.

Roy Kinnear, Flybe's chief commercial officer, said: "During a recent regional base visit to Belfast I met a number of key stakeholders who represented a diverse range of our customer base, and the message came through loud and clear that a number one priority to all was the importance of having an enhanced London connection.

"This reinforced the fact that our London City service is an attractive proposition most especially to the business sector given the airport's location in the heart of the city and its proximity to Canary Wharf.

"As a result of receiving some very solid customer feedback, we have added 12 new return flights a week on this route giving the choice of up to six flights a day and a new service on both Saturdays and Sundays.

"This move, when coupled with the other 14 destinations we offer from Belfast, further underlines Flybe's commitment to providing unmatched regional connectivity for its customers in Northern Ireland."

Katy Best, commercial director at Belfast City Airport, added: "The expansion of what is a key route for business passengers in particular is fantastic news and provides a boost for the local economy.

"We work closely with all our airline partners to ensure all routes reach their full potential, and we are delighted that Flybe has recognised the opportunities for growth of the London City route.

"This news follows a recent announcement from Flybe that it is extending its summer service from Belfast City with a new route to Doncaster Sheffield Airport."

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