Flybe want new Derry to London route

Flybe would like to see twice daily flights operate between RAF Northolt in west London and City of Derry Airport.

Flybe would like to see twice daily flights operate between RAF Northolt in west London and City of Derry Airport.

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Flybe are investigating the possibility of creating a new twice daily flight service from Derry to London.

Derry is included in a list of six destinations that Flybe would like to run flights to and from RAF Northolt in west London.

RAF Northholt in west London.

RAF Northholt in west London.

RAF Northolt is currently used by private executive jets, VIPs and RAF transport.

On Monday, Flybe wrote to the British government asking them to review the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) refusal to give consideration to opening up RAF Northolt to a limited number of new Flybe domestic routes.

Saad Hammad, Flybe’s Chief Executive, said, if created, the new flight routes would benefit “hundreds of thousands of people”.

“Northolt has, for too long, been the preserve of the elite with their private jets. The Government is in danger of turning its back on an opportunity that would benefit hundreds of thousands of people in giving immediate regional air connections to London and beyond through Heathrow’s long-haul network.”

The routes that Flybe would like to investigate out of RAF Northolt include; Derry, Liverpool, Prestwick, Inverness, Teesside and Doncaster.