Flybe increases London City to Belfast City with a surprise

14 Mar 2018 by Alex McWhirter

Flybe is set to operate up to six flights a day to George Best Belfast City Airport from May 7, 2018.

The news will be welcomed by business users as these flights operate between airports which are the most convenient for downtown.

What’s the surprise ?

It is that two of the flights which operate at business friendly times will be operated by Eastern Airways using Embraer 170 jet aircraft.


The jets offer a faster and smoother flying experience compared to the Q-400 turbo-props which operate the other flights on this route and form the backbone of the Flybe fleet.

Eastern Airways will operate these flights:

  • London City to Belfast City BE1352 0855-1005
  • London City to Belfast City BE1360 1950-2100
  • Belfast City-London City BE1361 0705-0825
  • Belfast City-London City BE1359 1800-1920

The jets provide flight times which are 15 mins less than the Embraer jets but of course the flying experience is better.

Sadly this happy situation will not last too long.

Flybe tells me that Eastern Airways will only be operating the above flights until the end of June which is when the wetlease expires.

So although these flights will continue, they’ll be operated by Flybe using its Q-400s.

So enjoy the jet experience while you can.

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