Regional start-up carrier Varsity Express is to launch a daily weekday service between London Oxford and Edinburgh airports this March.
The new airline will ply the route with 18-seater BAE Jetstream 31 aircraft, offering “a business class style service”, with complimentary tea, coffee and water, plus “a small snack”. Further onboard refreshments will also be available for purchase.
From March 1 flight LNQ601 will depart Oxford at 0800 Monday-Friday, arriving in Edinburgh at 0930, with the return leg LNQ602 leaving Edinburgh at 1700, landing back in Oxford at 1830.
To celebrate the launch the carrier is offering one-way fares on all seats for £49, for flights between March 1 and March 12. After this lead-in fares will still be available at this price, with flexible fares from £149.
Varsity Express says that the Oxford-Edinburgh route “will be the first of a number of planned domestic routes over the coming year”. London Oxford Airport is located around seven miles north of Oxford, and around 60 miles from central London.
Report by Mark Caswell