Minoan Air has announced the launch of two new destinations from Oxford Airport.
The regional carrier will operate flights to Edinburgh and Dublin from March 2013.
Flights to Edinburgh will commence on 4 March 2013, operating twice daily on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The new Oxford to Dublin route will commence on 6 March, operating twice daily on Wednesdays and Fridays and once on Sundays.
From 10 May 2013 Minoan will increase the frequency of both services to twice daily (weekdays) and once on Sundays.
Flights will operate using Minoan Air’s Fokker 50 aircraft,.
Andi Pargeter, Managing Director of London Oxford Airport, said: “We are delighted to welcome these new Minoan Air scheduled services to two key destinations, which will suit leisure and business travelers alike. London Oxford Airport boasts first-class facilities and our strategic location with no other commercial airports within an hour in all directions, makes Oxford the ideal location from which Minoan Air can expand its route network.
“2013 marks the 80th anniversary of when Oxford City Council decided to have a municipal airport to serve Oxford back in 1933. It’s been rather a long time, but today marks the establishment of Oxford’s first based commercial airline operation, something the councilors of that period probably thought they might see a little sooner.”
Confirming the new services, Marcos Caramalengos, Chief Commercial Officer of Minoan Air, said: “We were keen to expand our operations into the UK market place and our research identified London Oxford Airport as the ideal location to inaugurate these services, offering great traffic potential. We are confident passengers will enjoy our service offering and we are already considering the possibility of introducing further routes from Oxford.”