Flybe to end Inverness to London flights

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Airline Flybe is suspending its Inverness to London service due to lack of demand, but flights from Edinburgh will increase.

Services from the capitals of Scotland and Northern Ireland direct to the heart of London “have proved popular with customers”, so it is upgrading flights to London City from Edinburgh to six a day and from Belfast to four a day.

A spokeswoman said: “Flybe constantly reviews its schedule as part of its disciplined approach to growth.

“As a result, Flybe is regrettably suspending its Inverness to London City service with effect from Sunday February 22 due to lower than anticipated passenger numbers.

“Flights on the Exeter to London City service will reduce from three to two a day from Monday February 23 in line with the current business usage.

“Flybe will continue to review this increasingly popular route and will add extra frequencies back into the schedule when appropriate.

“Overall, Flybe expects to fly at least half a million passengers annually on its routes to and from London City Airport. These services provide direct links across the UK and Ireland into the heart of London and offer a faster and cheaper alternative to road, rail and ferry travel.”

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