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Air Southwest introduces Oyster initiative

Air Southwest introduces Oyster initiative

Passengers travelling on Air Southwest flights to London are now able to buy Oyster cards onboard.

The domestic airline, which operates services to London City and Gatwick from Plymouth and Newquay, is offering the cards to customers wishing to travel on London’s Underground, Overground or bus systems.

Air Southwest commercial director Mike Coombes commented: "This is all about giving Air Southwest customers from Plymouth and Newquay hassle-free travel in London, whether they are flying to London City Airport or Gatwick, without having to buy tickets."

London City Airport has its own Docklands Light Railway station, which provides passengers with a direct rail route to the city centre and Canary Wharf.

Because of this station, the ratio of people leaving London City by public transport is greater than any other airport in Britain.

Richard Gooding, London City Airport’s chief executive, said he hopes other routes to the Docklands airport will consider implementing a similar service.

In December, Air Southwest committed to providing more south-west produce on its in-flight menu.