January 7, 2019 saw the official launch of a new double-daily direct air service to London City Airport from Newcastle in association with Flybe.
Eastern Airways, a franchise partner of Flybe, now operates a morning and evening peak service taking just 70-minutes flight time each-way direct into London City Airport.
This gives Newcastle Airport a second and faster, more convenient London travel option for those heading to the City or Central London.
The Docklands Light Railway (DLR), which is adjacent to London City Airport, provides convenient public transport links, with trains leaving every 8-15 minutes to Canning Town (7 minutes journey time) and Bank (21 minutes journey time) for connections onto the wider London Underground.
With business-focused morning and evening departures at 8:05 am and 5.50 pm, returning at 9:45 am and 7.30 pm on weekdays, and a single Sunday evening service, the time saving compared to rail or road will meet the needs of many north-east commuters.
This is achievable by arriving into London City Airport, which is the only London airport conveniently located close to the heart of the capital.
All photos by Eastern Airways.