Response to Flybe’s decision to withdraw Aberdeen to London flights

In response to the recent decision by Flybe to cut Aberdeen to Gatwick flights, Dame Anne has said: “I am disappointed to hear about Flybe’s decision to cut flights to Gatwick. While Easyjet do provide some flights to Gatwick, Flybe’s decision will cut down the passenger numbers who fly to the airport unless another operator decides to take up the route.”

“This comes off the back of BA’s purchase of BMI which has resulted in fewer flights between Aberdeen and Heathrow. I understand that BA is about to launch a new route to London City and Virgin Atlantic are interested in picking up some of the Heathrow flights, but at the moment it is impossible to tell that if at the end of this process whether the people of Aberdeen will have as much choice of Airport as they do presently, which I certainly hope they will.”