Eastern Airways, a franchise partner of Flybe, has announced it will launch a double-daily weekday service between London City airport and Newcastle on 7 January 2019.

The morning and evening peak service offers a flight time of 70 minutes each way and adds to an existing British Airways route from Heathrow.

Flights will depart Newcastle at 0805 and 1750, returning at 0945 and 1930 on weekdays, with a single evening service on Sundays.

Roger Hage, Eastern Airways’ general manager of commercial and operations, said: “We have collaborate with the key stakeholders at both Newcastle and London City airports to launch this new direct central London air service on behalf of Flybe, adding to their expanding London City network and to the Aberdeen-London City service we already operate.

“This is part of our strategic business alignment to serving core regional business hubs and supports our belief of it being vital that major UK cities have direct, fast, convenient air links between the regions and city of London, especially given the current London Heathrow capacity restrictions.”

flybe.com; easternairways.com

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