Following an overwhelming response from the business community, Flybe has taken the commercial decision to extend the service between London City Airport and Cardiff Airport while demand exists. Tickets for these flights are available for booking now at www.flybe.com.
This convenient service, which was initially introduced as an alternative way to get to London during the Severn Tunnel closure, has seen a very promising level of customer uptake during its first few weeks of operation. Of the passengers surveyed before departure, 95% confirmed that they would continue to use the service after the Severn Tunnel re-opened, and a further 33% had already become regular travellers on the route.
Debra Barber, MD and COO of Cardiff Airport, said: “It has been overwhelming to see just how much this service has been utilised. Providing a reliable and convenient link between both capitals during the Severn Tunnel closure has been essential in promoting a thriving Welsh economy and it has also been great to see passengers from London using the service to do business in Wales.
“As an airport we were committed to working closely with Flybe from the outset to ensure this service would remain a competitive option. We look forward to welcoming more customers as they continue to support the service, which will operate for as long there is sufficient demand for both business and leisure travel.”
Matthew Hall, Chief Commercial Officer at London City Airport, said: “Following Flybe’s six-week Cardiff service it is great news that we are able to add this as a permanent domestic route, boosting Cardiff-London connectivity and nurturing economic ties between these two capital cities. We are now the only London airport with a permanent air link to Cardiff Airport, which is a game-changer for business and leisure travellers, offering customers here and in Wales a speedy and efficient connection thanks to our proximity to central London.”
The service between Cardiff and London City airports will continue from Tuesday 1st November 2016, with flights operating up to twice daily to meet the demands of Welsh customers who are already benefitting from this convenient alternative to road and rail.
Weekday flight schedule, operating twice daily Monday – Friday:
Dep CWL 0800 Arr LCY 0915
Dep LCY 0945 Arr CWL 1045
Dep CWL 1610 Arr LCY 1725
Dep LCY 1755 Arr CWL 1855
Weekend flight schedule, operating once a day on Saturdays and Sundays:
Sat Dep CWL 0935 Arr LCY 1050
Dep LCY 1120 Arr CWL 1220
Sun Dep CWL 1610 Arr LCY 17:25
Dep LCY 17:55 Arr CWL 1855
Flybe’s flight schedule is provisional and subject to change.
Published 25 October 2016