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Friday November 16th, 2010

FLYBE ANNOUNCES MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH FOR INBOUND TOURISM TO SOUTH WEST WITH BRAND NEW SUMMER ROUTE TO GERMANY FROM EXETER

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s Number One Domestic carrier, has today announced it will operate a brand new weekly non-stop summer service from Exeter to Düsseldforf currently available for travel between April 23rd and September 24th, 2011 with seats now on sale from £39.99 one way including taxes and charges.

Details of new Exeter to Düsseldorf route as follows:
Weekly Saturday flights
    Depart Düsseldorf   1010   arr  Exeter        1050
    Depart Exeter          1115   arr  Düsseldorf 1355
.  Available for travel April 23rd - September 24th, 2011


* Fares from £39.99 one way including taxes and airport charges
* Full details and bookings at www.flybe.com

Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, comments: “We pleased to be able to offer affordable travel direct from Exeter into German next summer travel. The introduction of this new weekly service to Düsseldorf will certainly open up a convenient gateway from the South West to this important Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region and should have a large underpin of inbound tourism to assist the South West economies in these hard-pressed times.”

 Exeter International Airport's Managing Director, Jamie Christon, said: “We are delighted that Flybe is to introduce this first ever direct service from Exeter into Germany and its Saturday departure will suit many travellers.  The route will also be beneficial to inbound tourism; encouraging and bolstering the industry in the South West. We anticipate that the Dusseldorf link will be very successful and bring thousands of pounds into the local economy.”
                                       

Passengers from Exeter now have an extensive choice of 21 summer routes with Flybe on up to 197 flights a week to popular business and leisure destinations across the UK and regional Europe.

“We look forward to the start of this new route,” concludes Mr Rutter, “and, as always, would advise those looking to travel to book early to take advantage of the lowest possible fares.”

 

Mike Rutter, Flybe's Chief Commercial Officer, comments: "We are pleased to announce these three new routes to France from Southampton that complement our 10 existing routes for those travelling to and from regional France. They will further position Southampton as the most convenient gateway into the South of England from France and also serve to underpin inbound tourism that is so key to local economies especially in these hard-pressed times. "

Passengers to and from Southampton now have an extensive choice of 36 routes with Flybe on up to 712 flights a week on its extensive Summer 2011 schedule.

Director of Marketing and Communications, Jan Halliday, says: "Everyone at Southampton Airport is delighted to hear that Flybe will be launching three new French routes in summer 2011. Flybe is famous for its services to regional French cities and the introduction of Clermont Ferrand, Beziers and Pau will establish links to new areas of central France, the Pyrenees and the south of France.

"These routes are likely to be very popular for holidays and business in these regions of France. We also expect to see more French people using Southampton Airport due to the excellent motorway and rail links to the south of England and London. The services may also be popular with French visitors to the Olympics, as well as cruise passengers from France joining the ships in the Port of Southampton.

Adds Mr Rutter: "We look forward to the start of these new routes and as always would advise those looking to travel to book early to take advantage of the lowest possible fares."