Blooming marvellous. A plant exchange took place on 28 October to celebrate the start of Flybe’s new route between Leeds Bradford and Newquay. Kayley Worsley from Leeds Bradford Airport, Nigel Eaton from RHS Harlow Carr and Judith Donovan from Eden Project and Destination Dales brought some Yorkshire Roses to Cornwall on the inaugural flight…
…where Donovan swapped plants with Gordon Seabright of the Eden Project, who reciprocated with a ‘China Clay’ Camellia, on the apron in Newquay. On hand to mark the start of the service and the plant exchange were: Kayley Worsley, Leeds Bradford Airport; Nigel Eaton, RHS Harlow Carr; Judith Donovan, Eden Project and Destination Dales; Gordon Seabright, Eden Project; Paul Willoughby Flybe; Al Titterington, Newquay Airport; and Adam Paynter, Cornwall Council.
On 30 October, Flybe started four times weekly services from Doncaster Sheffield to Düsseldorf. The inaugural crew holds some German chocolate in their hands ‒ one of the symbols of Düsseldorf ‒ The Cartwheeler. Presenting the sweet treat to the crew is Dirk Jördens, Manager Airline Marketing from the German airport. Photo: Andreas Wiese.
Flybe celebrated its two year anniversary of offering services to and from London City Airport by launching a new 17 times weekly route to Düsseldorf on 31 October. Of the four services launched by the airline this week, this is the only one to face direct competition – from British Airways.
- Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, began operating four new routes this week including a thrice-weekly service between Leeds Bradford (LBA) and Newquay Airport (NQY), a service that has been made possible under the UK Government’s Regional Air Connectivity Fund. The new route was marked by a plant exchange – the first time anna.aero’s data elves can ever remember this happening at a route launch. Al Titterington, MD Newquay Airport, said: “Today’s plant exchange has been such a great way to mark the start of this new route between two of the UK’s major tourism regions. The new connection between Cornwall and the Leeds City region will not only help to support tourism in both areas but also offer a fantastic connection for business travellers, university students and those travelling to see family and friends – cutting down journey times considerably.”
||Leeds Bradford (LBA)
||Doncaster Sheffield (DSA)
||London City (LCY)
||British Airways (17)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 1 November 2016.