Flybe has reported a 77% increase in last-minute London City flight sales this week following the massive disruption to national rail services in the South West & Wales.
Heavy flooding damaged lines at Exeter and caused cancellations. Disrupted rail travellers then sought faster, more convenient travel options and flights filled up quickly for important business meetings and shopping trips.
Daily flights between Exeter and London City saw additional demand with flights full to capacity as passengers looked for alternative ways to avoid the delays on the damaged London to Penzance rail line.
Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, comments: “Flybe is committed to providing vital year-round connections across the UK regions. The additional demand for our services during times of road, rail and ferry chaos indicates the vital role that we play in keeping communities connected. With travel disruption forecast through planned engineering works already announced over the upcoming festive season, those looking to take to the skies should book now to take advantage of the lowest possible fares during this busy time to avoid getting caught out.”
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