New flights to London City from Ty­ne­side

The Chronicle - - News -

NEW daily flights be­tween New­cas­tle and London is launch­ing.

Eastern Air­ways, a part­ner of Flybe, will be of­fer­ing twice daily flights to London City Air­port from £80.

Flights are due to go on sale this week for win­ter un­til March 29, 2019.

There will be 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.

Peter Downes, avi­a­tion di­rec­tor at London City Air­port, said: “As London’s most cen­tral air­port, London City’s con­ve­nience con­trib­utes to its vi­tal role in con­nect­ing UK regions with the cap­i­tal.

“We are de­lighted to add New­cas­tle to the grow­ing num­ber of do­mes­tic des­ti­na­tions in our net­work.

“As a na­tive Ge­ordie, I know first­hand how this will make jour­neys be­tween the north east and cen­tral London eas­ier and faster than ever, with LCY just 19 min­utes from London Bridge.”

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