Oxford Gains Edinburgh and Dublin flights

Expanding European airline Minoan Air launched scheduled services from London Oxford to Edinburgh on Monday March 4.  Regular services to Dublin begin on March 6.
Together, London Oxford Airport (LOA) and Minoan Air say they are creating up to 30 new local jobs in support of the two routes.  Minoan has appointed a new marketing manager Monica Slottensjo, dedicated to supporting the new routes.  Ms Slottensjo, along with ten new local cabin crew, will be based at Oxford, while LOA has added extra customer services, administration and ground personnel, to handle the new Fokker 50 flights.
For the past five years LOA says it has focused mainly on the business aviation market with its FBO terminal, Oxfordjet, which Minoan Air passengers will also pass through when they check in.  And with aircraft parked just 50ft away from the departure lounge, Minoan Air says its passengers will experience a pleasant and stress free experience.   Car parking is £7.50 a day, or £35.00 for a week.
Minoan’s lead-in fares on both routes are £51 one way, including taxes.  All passengers will enjoy complimentary refreshments prepared by Oxford based firm, Eagles in Flight.
Oxford-Edinburgh will be served initially three times weekly at 07:30 and 17:30 hours and Edinburgh-Oxford at 09:40 and 19:45 (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday).  Dublin will be served on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with departures from Oxford at 06:30 and 16:30 and from Dublin 08:45 and 18:45 – catering for business travellers.  Frequencies on both routes increase to week-daily, plus Sunday services, from May 10.
Minoan Air, based in Heraklion, Crete is the first Greek airline to establish an operational base outside its own country.  In addition to the Oxford flights, the company, headed by Chairman George Mavrantonakis, will introduce scheduled flights between Lugano, Switzerland and Venice at the end of March.