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4th September 2009

Winter extension for popular Southampton to Avignon route

Tickets now on sale for extended winter sun route due to high demand with UK’s number one domestic airline

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s Number One domestic carrier, is extending its popular route between Southampton and Avignon for Winter 2009/10 due to unprecedented demand, operating on Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the winter months.

Flybe is committed to keeping Britain on the move and, in order to facilitate October half-term travel, has added an extra Saturday service to this route on October 24th.

Timetable effective October 28th, 2009

Wednesdays:   Dep Southampton 10:05   Arr Avignon 13:05
  Dep Avignon 13:30   Arr Southampton 14:35
Saturdays:   Dep Southampton 10:30   Arr Avignon 13:30
  Dep Avignon  13:55   Arr Southampton 15:00

One way fares are from £39.99 including taxes and charges and flights can be booked now at

Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, says: “We recognise the importance of this popular route for our customers and we are pleased to be able to respond to the demand by offering travellers the extended option to take advantage of the winter warmth.

Director of Marketing & Communications at Southampton Airport, Jan Halliday comments: "The addition of more Flybe flights to this holiday hotspot is fantastic news for travellers wishing to reach the south of France."

Adds Mr Rutter: “We realise the importance of maintaining travel choices and we are proud to show that we’re listening and responding to provide the travel options that our travellers want. Passengers are advised to book now to take advantage of the lowest possible fares.”