Varsity Express to add Oxford-Newcastle route

10 Feb 2010 by BusinessTraveller

Varsity Express is to commence a daily weekday route from London Oxford airport to Newcastle this April, with the service also continuing on to Edinburgh.

The start-up airline is due to commence operations on March 1, with a direct daily weekday service between London Oxford and Edinburgh using18-seater BAE Jetstream 31 aircraft (see online news January 20).

It will then follow this with a Newcastle route starting on April 5. The service will depart Newcastle at 1045, landing in Oxford at 1200, before returning at 1430 and arriving back in Newcastle at 1545. The new service will also continue to Edinburgh, with the full timetable shown below.

Varsity Express says introductory fares start from £49 one-way, for “a business class style service”, with complimentary tea, coffee and water, plus “a small snack”. Further onboard refreshments will also be available for purchase.

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Report by Mark Caswell

New Timetable effective 5 April

LNQ601  Depart Oxford        0800    Arrive Edinburgh      0930
LNQ610  Depart Edinburgh    1000    Arrive Newcastle     1030
LNQ610  Depart Newcastle    1045    Arrive Oxford          1200
LNQ611  Depart Oxford         1430    Arrive Newcastle     1545
LNQ611  Depart Newcastle    1600    Arrive Edinburgh      1630
LNQ602  Depart Edinburgh     1730   Arrive Oxford          1900

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