FlyPlymouth (Plymouth) is planning to offer twice daily flights to London, Manchester Int'l, Glasgow Int'l, Edinburgh, Belfast, and Dublin Int'l should it succeed in reopening Plymouth airport, closed in 2011 due to a lack of demand.

The start-up says it is attempting to acquire a short term lease on the airport's site currently held by Sutton Harbour Holdings on long term lease.

"Having an airport and a new base airline creates at least 200 jobs in the city of Plymouth," airline CEO Raoul Witherall said. "It will also contribute around GBP17 million (USD25.5 million) every year of value to the economy, of economic growth. So the airport is a lynch pin that provides a whole set of value over and above the operating profit that it produces for the owner. And that's the logic and the value for Plymouth, that's why we've been so adamant that Plymouth needs it."