Flybe says Use it, or lose it.

Flybe Dash 8 Q400 (Credit: Adrian Pingstone)
Flybe Dash 8 Q400 (Credit: Adrian Pingstone)

Use it or Lose it, that’s the message from Flybe who have now extended the Cardiff Airport to London City flights beyond the closure of the Severn Rail Tunnel.

Passengers on the daily flights to London City were surveyed with 95% saying they would continue to use the service that sees them able to fly into the heart of London in around an hour from the Welsh Capital compared to average of 2hrs 45mins on the train. You are also guaranteed a seat!

With fares from just £34.99 it also offers a considerable saving over its metal wheeled counterpart which charges £84 single for a 9am train.

The message is clear though, the service will continue for as long as it’s used.

Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, Vincent Hodder said: “This route has quite simply taken off, quickly becoming an early success. We have been heartened by the response it has received. Flybe recognises that time is precious for customers and this route is clear vindication that we are faster than road or rail, and not only faster, but usually also cheaper. We are delighted to continue operating this route to meet demand and look forward to it continuing to go from strength to strength.”

Weekday flight schedule, operating twice daily Monday – Friday:

Dep CWL 0800 Arr LCY 0915
Dep LCY 0945 Arr CWL 1045
Dep CWL 1610 Arr LCY 1725
Dep LCY 1755 Arr CWL 1855

Weekend flight schedule, operating once a day on Saturdays and Sundays:

Sat Dep CWL 0935 Arr LCY 1050
Dep LCY 1120 Arr CWL 1220
Sun Dep CWL 1610 Arr LCY 17:25
Dep LCY 17:55 Arr CWL 1855

Cardiff Airport Managing Director, Debra Barber added: “As an airport we were committed to working closely with Flybe from the outset to ensure this service would remain a competitive option. We look forward to welcoming more customers as they continue to support the service, which will operate for as long there is sufficient demand for both business and leisure travel.”

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