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24th October 2009

Flybe provides knockout service for World Champion Lennox Lewis and top British Athletes into Leeds

Leading regional airline brings elite British athletes to the prestigious Commonwealth Games Awards Dinner

Flybe, the UK’s number one domestic carrier, today welcomes some of Britain’s finest athletes onto its service from London Gatwick to Leeds Bradford as the sports stars arrive in Leeds to attend this year’s Commonwealth Games Awards.

Since BMI axed its route in June, Flybe has carried over 17,000 passengers to and from the nation’s capital and is honoured that Lennox Lewis, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world; along with Michael Fennell, Al Hamilton, Fay Nesbeth, Derek Williams, Rudolph, Walker and Dounne Walker will today be travelling on Flybe’s invaluable commuter route.

Mike Rutter, Chief Commercial Officer says: “We are honoured to be flying Britain’s elite athletes to Leeds, highlighting the convenience and flexibility the route offers to the region for travelling to and from the nation’s capital.

“With the start of our winter 2009 schedule kicking off tomorrow, we would advise passengers to book early to take advantage of the lowest fares possible on this popular route.”