Gordon MP Richard Thomson has welcomed the announcement that Aberdeen Airport will get an additional route to London from next month.
British Airways will be operating flights to London City Airport and the SNP MP hopes this can be a first step to ensuring the route can be re-established on a permanent basis.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“This announcement is welcome news and provides a new and important link between the North-east and Central London.
“Whilst always mindful of our carbon footprint, I believe this additional route is necessary and, indeed, have had correspondence from constituents since the end of the lockdown period who had concerns at the current reliability of services between Aberdeen and Heathrow. The additional capacity brought by these London City flights will go some way to address those concerns and I hope that this route can once more become a regular feature on Aberdeen’s flight timetable.
Mark Beveridge, Operations Director at Aberdeen International Airport said:
“It is great to see British Airways growing its offering and presence at Aberdeen International Airport with this new daily flight to London City.
“Routes like London City are important to help drive the economy connecting the business community to key markets.
“It also provides a great opportunity for people to come see the great area our corner of the country is with fantastic food and drink offerings.”