The leading budget airline Easyjet is unfortunately axing a route from Newcastle International Airport. The 11 flights per week that link Newcastle to London Gatwick Airport are to be axed due to lack of interest in the South East. Easyjet who are known for their bright orange aircraft and competitive prices have concluded that the transport connection with the North and South of England is not sustainable.
Following a review the route will be axed on the 27th March 2015 leaving no regular link between South London and the region. The lack of passenger numbers is the main reason behind the closure which is a blow to the region.
Easyjet have apologised for the inconvenience that this decision may cause. Easyjet will continue to offer a wide range of flights from Newcastle to 16 destinations across Europe. Destinations including Rhodes and Malta will continue to run for the people of the North East.
The disappointment of losing the Newcastle to London Gatwick route has been softened by the introduction of a direct link to another UK airport. A twice daily service to London Stansted will take off on the 29th March 2015. The service will be run by Flybe and will provide a quick and efficient link with North London and surrounding areas. Other links with the South include flights to Heathrow and Southampton Airport.
For more infromtion on the axing of the Newcastle to London Gatwick service contact Newcaslte Airport or Easyjet directly.