Published Wednesday, 23 April 2014
The new flight operates from George Best Belfast City and London City airports. (© UTV)
The airline will fly three times daily between George Best Belfast City Airport and London City Airport from Monday 27 October.
A statement from Flybe confirmed that a five-year agreement had been signed.
The new route will bring the total of direct destinations offered by Flybe from Northern Ireland to 14, making it the largest airline operating at George Best Belfast City Airport.
London City Airport is located in the heart of the financial capital with connections offered every ten minutes by Docklands Light Railway. As well as flights to Belfast City, Flybe also announced services from London City to Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter and Inverness.
Saad Hammad, Flybe's Chief Executive Officer, said: "We're delighted to announce this new service between Belfast and London City Airport. Today's news is a significant landmark in the re-birth of Flybe. The decision to re-enter the London market at its most convenient airport follows a rigorous profitability analysis utilising our strict 'Route Assessment Model".
"Flybe is today already connecting over seven million passengers a year throughout the UK and Europe. With this new major London connection from Belfast City, we are not only cementing our position as Europe's largest regional airline but also upholding our customer promise to be 'The Fastest Way from A to Flybe'."
Brian Ambrose, Chief Executive of George Best Belfast City Airport added: "For over 30 years, Flybe has worked alongside Belfast City to offer passengers a UK wide route network. I have no doubt that London City will prove a popular service especially with business passengers.
"Flybe's distinctive brand refresh and new service to London City signals a new era for our business partner and we wish the airline every success."
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