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23rd November 2009

Flybe boost for West Country with brand new Isle of Man to Bristol route

Flybe announces year-round 3xweekly service; and seats now on sale for new daily Bristol to Jersey summer route

Flybe, the UK’s Number One Domestic Airline, today announces more good news, especially for travellers from the West Country , with the launch of an affordable thrice weekly service between the Isle of Man and Bristol effective March 28th, the start of its Summer Schedule. The new service – operated by a state-of-the art 78-seat Bombardier Q-400 aircraft in just under an hour – will fly every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, with the addition of a Saturday service during the May through September peak season.

With one way fares from just £29.99 including taxes and charges, the new Bristol to Isle of Man service further reinforces Flybe’s commitment to bringing convenient, low cost travel to the regions.  Passengers will benefit from the wide range of quality services offered by Flybe, one of  Europe’s leading regional airlines, that includes an extensive business travel offering with its Economy Plus product;  Rewards4All, the UKs only low cost loyalty programme open to all passengers and on-board refreshment and Duty Free shopping options to name but a few. 

ISLE OF MAN TO BRISTOL SCHEDULE SUMMER 2010
30 Mar ‘10 – 05 Sep ‘10

Tuesday/Thursday
dep Isle of Man 10:00   arr Bristol 10:55
dep Bristol   14:25   arr Isle of Man 15:20

Sunday
dep Isle of Man 10:25   arr Bristol 11:20
dep Bristol   14:50   arr Isle of Man 15:45

01 May ’10 – 05 Sep ‘10

Saturday
dep Isle of Man 12:20   arr Bristol 13:15
dep Bristol   16:45   arr Isle of Man 17:40

Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer comments: “As the UKs Number One domestic carrier, we recognise the importance of maintaining affordable travel choices around the UK and are pleased to be offer travellers using this new route the opportunity to travel in style whether travelling for business or leisure. Our state-of-the-art Q400 aircraft are particularly popular for their 2x2 seating configuration that offers superior legroom.”

Ann Reynolds, Director of the Isle of Man Airport, says she is delighted with the return of the air service between Bristol and the Isle of Man.  “We have been seeking to restore this important link to Bristol for the last couple of years and it is extremely encouraging that Flybe have decided to develop it in 2010.” 

In addition to its new Isle of Man-Bristol service, Flybe has added frequency on its new summer service between Bristol and Jersey that results in travellers now having a convenient choice of daily services to and from the Channel Islands from the West Country. Seats are now on sale with one way fares from £33.99 including taxes and charges.  The additional services will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with a Saturday schedule added during the peak travel period.

BRISTOL TO JERSEY SCHEDULE SUMMER 2010
30 Mar ‘10 – 05 Sep ‘10

Mon/Wed/Fri
dep Jersey 13:05   arr Bristol 14:05
dep Bristol 14:30   arr Jersey 15:30

Tuesday/Thursday
dep Bristol 11:20   arr Jersey 12:20
dep Jersey 13:00   arr Bristol 14:00

Sunday
dep Jersey 13:30   arr Bristol 14:30
dep Bristol 14:55   arr Jersey 15:55

01 May ’10 – 05 Sep ‘10

Saturday
dep Bristol 13:40   arr Jersey 14:40
dep Jersey 15:20   arr Bristol 16:20

Shaun Browne, Aviation Director at Bristol International Airport, said: “We are delighted that Flybe will be operating additional flights from Bristol International and we look forward to working together to ensure the success of these and other potential routes in future”

Adds Mr Rutter: “The announcement of these new summer routes from Bristol reflects our continued commitment to contributing to regional economies.  We are continually striving to provide the widest choice of convenient, quality travel options by listening and responding to what our customers really want. Both the Isle of Man and Jersey are very popular destinations so travellers are advised to book early to take advantage of the lowest possible fares.”

Flights are available for booking now at www.flybe.com.