Flybe replaces CityJet linking Dundee to London
Celebrating Flybe’s new route between Dundee in Scotland and London Stansted were TV personality Lorraine Kelly, and The Beano’s Dennis the Menace. Joining them from the world of aviation, for a slice of Dundee Cake, were Loganair’s COO Phil Preston and London Stansted Airport’s Head of Terminal Neil Banks.
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- Flybe has stepped in to help maintain direct air services between Dundee (DND) in Scotland and London, by launching an 11 times weekly service to London Stansted (STN) on 30 March. The 550-kilometre route will be operated by Flybe franchise partner Loganair’s 31-seat Dornier 328s. The service effectively replaces CityJet’s flights to London City which ended the previous day. Loganair’s COO Phil Preston commented, “We are extremely honoured to have helped establish this service today between London Stansted and Dundee, and I’m happy to be joined by both Lorraine and Dennis for the inaugural flight. The commencement of the service is another milestone for Loganair as it will be the first time the airline has operated to and from London Stansted – one of the UK’s busiest international transport hubs. The Stansted service continues to provide passengers from Dundee and the greater region with a convenient, direct route to one of the world’s most desirable cities and access to vital business and tourism links. Equally, the route can help showcase the best Dundee has to offer to potential visitors from the south east of England. Make no mistake, Dundee is a city on the up and we hope this new service will encourage many visitors to discover this for themselves.” Welcoming the new service was London Stansted Airport’s Head of Terminal Neil Banks who commented, “This new connection is a great boost to our growing route network and I’m delighted to welcome Flybe and franchise partner Loganair to Stansted. This is an important service for the City of Dundee as a direct link to London and will be equally as popular for business and leisure passengers departing Stansted, especially keen golfers with championship courses St Andrews, Gleneagles and Carnoustie on the doorstep of Dundee. This is the first of many new routes to join our growing route network this week and I’d like to wish Flybe and franchise partner Loganair every success with this new service.” Derrick Lang, Manager of Dundee Airport, said: “We are delighted to welcome the return of Loganair’s scheduled services from Dundee Airport. Loganair has a long and proud association with Dundee and we wish the airline every success with the launch of their new service to Stansted. This is an important new route for Dundee and offers an affordable and convenient service to one of the UK’s biggest and best connected airports. With over 150 destinations worldwide, the new Stansted link will ensure that leisure travellers are now better connected. The new route also offers easy access to the heart of London’s financial centre and will enable business travellers from Dundee to reach London in time for the working day. With competitively priced fares and convenient departure times, we hope this new service will prove popular with business and leisure passengers.”