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29th April 2009

Early selection of popular winter routes now on sale

Leading regional airline unveils early selection of 29 favourite routes

Flybe, Europe’s largest and most successful regional airline, has today announced the early release of part of its 2009/10 Winter schedule with a selection of 29 routes including an expanded winter route network of some 480 flights a week from London Gatwick all of which are now on sale now for travel from October 25th.

The airline remains committed to keeping Britain on the move with the diversity of its winter sun and ski destinations along with its London Gatwick schedule where, with start of its new Leeds Bradford service in June, is set to become the airport’s largest domestic carrier

This early selection of popular winter routes has been released to attract and accommodate those looking for short and weekend breaks especially over the autumn half-term and Christmas periods.

Key facts

  • 10 regional routes from London Gatwick: Aberdeen, Belfast City, Dusseldorf, Guernsey, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle and Newquay with one way fares from £24.99 one way including taxes and airport charges
  • 11 Winter ski routes namely Exeter to Chambery, Geneva and Salzburg; Southampton to Berne, Chambery, Geneva and Salzburg; the Isle of Man, Jersey and Norwich to Geneva and Birmingham to Chambery with  one way fares from £39.99 including taxes and airport charges
  • 8 sun routes from Exeter and Southampton to Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Palma
  • Bookings can be made at www.flybe.com with flights starting at £39.99 one way including taxes and airport charges

Mike Rutter, Chief Commercial Officer, Flybe comments: “Flybe recognises that times are tough for travel planning this year with business and leisure travellers alike having to keep a close eye on their budgets. 

“The early release of a selection of our most popular winter routes sees us rewarding our loyal passengers and listening and responding to their needs enabling them to plan their winter travel in advance and take advantage of the very best possible fares and promotions.

“Our passengers can be assured that, by choosing to travel with Flybe for their winter travel, they are flying with the largest regional airline in Europe. We would advise people to book their winter sun and ski escapes both for seasonal getaways and business travel now on www.flybe.com to take advantage of our early bird low fares.”