Flybe launches seven routes from London’s City Airport, is in talks with other carriers about taking over unprofitable short-haul routes

Flybe Spirit of Belfast (Flybe)(LR)

Flybe (Exeter) today (October 27) as planned launched seven routes from London’s downtown City Airport. The regional carrier now flies from LCY to Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Belfast (City) Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter and Inverness (see map below).

Flybe Land in London

In other news, according to Bloomberg, quoting CEO Saad Hammed, the airline is in talks with several European airlines about taking over their unprofitable short-haul routes. Flybe currently has such a deal with Finnair (Helsinki).

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Top Copyright Photo: Flybe. To celebrate the launch of Flybe’s new London City Airport routes, six purple planes have been christened with a ‘Spirit of the Regions’ theme. Here’s the ‘Spirit of Belfast’ aircraft, ahead of it’s inaugural flight from George Best Belfast City Airport.

Flybe Aircraft Slide Show:

Routes from London’s City Airport:

Flybe LCY 10.2014 Route Map