The north east of England will gain a new double-daily direct air service to London City Airport from Newcastle with Flybe, which is available for booking now and effective for travel from Monday 7 January 2019.
Eastern Airways, a franchise partner of Flybe, is to add a morning and evening peak service taking just 70-minutes flight time each-way direct into London City Airport, giving Newcastle Airport a second and faster, more convenient London travel option for those heading to the heart of the city.
With business-focused morning and evening departures at 8:05am and at 5.50pm, returning at 9:45am and 7.30pm on weekdays, and a single evening Sunday service, the time saving compared to rail or road will meet the needs of many north east commuters. This is achievable by arriving into London City Airport, which is the only London airport conveniently located close to the heart of the capital.
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR), adjacent to London City Airport, provides convenient public transport links with trains leaving every 8-15 minutes to Canning Town or Bank for connections onto the wider London Underground.
Flights are now on sale for winter until 29 March 2019. Summer 2019 flights will be on sale in the coming week. Fares start from £79.99 one way, inclusive of taxes and charges, and are bookable at flybe.com.
On board Eastern Airways operated flights, passengers are offered a full range of complimentary drinks and snacks. Regular customers can also benefit from discounted route passes offering savings of up to 35%.