According to press releases this morning Flybe is to stop flying between Aberdeen and London Gatwick from next month. It took over the route in March 2008 when British Airways dropped the service.
Flybe said the route would finish on October 28 "after much consideration".
Rival low-cost airline easyJet quickly issued a statement saying it remained committed to Aberdeen.
It operates up to 23 weekly flights to London from Aberdeen and claims to have delivered over 50% growth in the last year after introducing a service to Gatwick.
In the week that Tourism leaders are being grilled about aspirations for Scottish tourism it is another little piece of bad news that will have very direct impacts on access (and costs) to visiting not only the north east but the Highland gateway that Aberdeen is too many.