Flybe announces London-Leeds route

20 Apr 2009 by Mark Caswell

Regional carrier Flybe is to launch three-times daily flights from London Gatwick to Leeds Bradford, following Bmi’s decision to pull its Heathrow service to the northern city.

Flights will commence on June 29, using Bombardier Q400 aircraft. On weekdays flights will depart London at 0725, 1230 and 1855, arriving into Leeds 70 minutes later, with the return legs departing at 0900, 1405 and 1705. On Saturdays there is a twice-daily service, departing London at 0650 and 1525, and from Leeds at 0845 and 1700, while on Sundays flights leave Gatwick at 1220 and 1855, and from Leeds Bradford at 1400 and 2030.

The new service plugs the gap left by Bmi, who ceased short-haul services from London to Leeds at the end of March (see online news February 19).

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Report by Mark Caswell

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