Oxford Airport has welcomed the first fully fledged commercial flights in its 80-year history.

Greek operator Minoan Air has set up its UK base at the Kidlington site and will launch two new flights to Edinburgh and Dublin.

The Edinburgh flights will start from March 4 and Dublin from March 6.

The routes will be flown by Minoan Air’s Fokker 50 aircraft with prices starting at £51 one way to both destinations.