Flybe is to drop its flights between London Gatwick and Aberdeen on October 28.
Business Traveller was alerted to the news by industry website airlineroute.net, and the carrier has now provided the following statement:
“Flybe carefully reviews the viability of all our 180 plus routes on a regular basis looking not only at passenger numbers but also at external cost pressures.
“This is done not only to monitor where we can offer increased regularity on a given route but also where passenger numbers make a flight environmentally, as well as economically, harder to justify.
“Unfortunately, after much consideration Flybe can confirm it is cancelling [its] Aberdeen to Gatwick route from the end of the IATA summer season, Sunday October 28.”
The carrier currently offers a three times-daily service between the two airports, using Embraer aircraft.
The move will leave just Easyjet serving the Granite City from Gatwick. BA flies to Aberdeen from Heathrow and London City, while Easyjet also serves the city from Luton.
For more information visit flybe.com.
Report by Mark Caswell