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Flybe marks first anniversary of flights to London from Yorkshire

Flybe marks first anniversary of flights to London from Yorkshire

Domestic airline Flybe has celebrated the first anniversary of its cheap flights to London Gatwick from Leeds Bradford.

According to the carrier, the service, which operates three times a day, has proved a "roaring success" since its introduction in June last year using Bombardier Q400 aircraft.

Over the last 12 months, more than 60,000 people have travelled on the route, with the flights proving particularly popular among business passengers needing a fast connection between Yorkshire, London and the south-east.

Mike Rutter, Flybe’s chief commercial officer, said that the route is "of great strategic importance".

"We know from passenger feedback how important this link is for business and leisure passengers alike in Yorkshire and this has been reflected in the performance of our service in its first year," he commented.

Mr Rutter went on to say that Leeds Bradford will continue to play an "integral part" in its operations over the next few years.

Last week, Flybe was named the top UK airline in a survey conducted by Which? Holiday, the consumer watchdog.

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