flybe. (BE, Exeter) has announced it will continue its London City-Cardiff, Wales relief service given the strong demand seen on the route.

The service was introduced as an alternative way to get to London during the closure of the Severn Tunnel for rail electrification works.

However, while it was only supposed to run from September 12 through to October 21, the carrier says it has seen such a high level of demand that it has decided to retain the service while there exists a need for it.

"The service between Cardiff and London City airports will continue from Tuesday, November 1, 2016, with flights operating up to twice daily to meet the demands of Welsh customers who are already benefitting from this convenient alternative to road and rail," Flybe said.

Operations are on-board Dash 8-400 equipment.