Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, today announced it will start operations at London Stansted Airport next March with a route to start from Newcastle.
Paul Simmons, Flybe’s chief commercial officer, said: “We are pleased to launch three new routes to/from London Stansted. Bolstering regional connectivity is our number one aim at Flybe and we’re always looking for ways to improve connectivity within the UK.
“We’re really thrilled to be able to bring a year-round offer to Stansted Airport and look forward to welcoming passengers from the Isle of Man, Newcastle and Newquay who are seeking easy access to Hertfordshire, Essex and London.”
Chris Sanders, aviation development director at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We are delighted that Flybe have announced a new twice-daily service from Newcastle to London Stansted. This restores an important route for the region and one we know will be very popular with our passengers.
“The importance of good regional connectivity for the North East cannot be understated. Flybe’s new service will lead to significantly easier and quicker journeys to the area around Stansted which includes parts of Norfolk and Hertfordshire as well as all of Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. There is the added bonus that Stansted is well connected to Greater London by excellent rail and by coach links.
“This is really excellent news from Flybe following their recent re-commencement of daily flights to Exeter and clearly demonstrates their strong commitment to regional connectivity.”
One-way fares from £29.99 including taxes and charges are available for booking at www.flybe.com