UK regional airline Air Southwest is launching a twice-daily service between London City Airport and Plymouth and Newquay airports from 20 April.
The new service, operated on 50-seater Dash 8-300 aircraft, will stop at Plymouth en-route to Newquay, allowing travellers from both Devon and Cornwall to benefit from the new connection to London City Airport.
Richard Gooding OBE, Chief Executive of London City Airport, said: “Plymouth was the first UK domestic destination ever served from London City in 1987, and it is great to see the service resumed. London City Airport’s close proximity to Canary Wharf and The City, with quick connections to the rest of London and the South East, makes it an obvious choice for the business traveller. With a check-in time of only 15 minutes, this new service will be popular with commuters wanting to maximise their business day.”
Peter Davies, managing director of Air Southwest, said: “This London City service will revolutionise air travel between Devon and Cornwall and the capital. We expect it to be hugely popular with business travellers and have timed the flights to fit with busy working lives.
The new service will operate twice daily, Monday to Friday, and once a day at weekends.