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05 September 2011

Flybe's reports steady demand for new Inverness to Amsterdam route

Leading regional airline sees early trends for new Dutch route with business and leisure travellers making the most of this convenient connecting route.

Flybe, Europe’s leading regional airline and the UK’s Number One Domestic airline, has today announced figures showing that the airline’s new route between the Highland city of Inverness and the cultural capital of The Netherlands, Amsterdam, has seen a strong surge in demand  from both business and the leisure travellers

Sales have been boosted by passengers choosing to take advantage of the seamless onward connections offered by Flybe, with business travellers booking convenient and hassle-free connections through Amsterdam and onward as far a field as Dubai, New York and Singapore.
Showing the ‘mini break’ trend is still popular with travellers, this route which opens up links between these two exciting destinations, has proved to be particularly popular with travellers looking for short breaks abroad with Monday – Thursday and Friday – Sunday bookings proving to be the most booked.

Amsterdam is a destination many Scots consider to be the perfect romantic getaway, with Flybe reporting a surge in demand for couples booking the route from Inverness. For our Dutch counterparts however, the Highland’s beautiful scenery and range of historical sites appeal to the family audience with bookings for the route during Holland’s October half term already experiencing uplift as Dutch families plan their half term breaks.

Flybe also reports that connection bookings on the route have performed particularly well from Stornoway to Amsterdam via Inverness and Stuttgart to Inverness via Amsterdam.

Andrew Strong, Managing Director Flybe UK comments: “The volume of bookings we have received to date is very promising and an early indication of the route’s success. The fact it has proved popular with both the business and leisure markets is particularly pleasing as it shows that passengers from both countries are benefitting from this convenient and affordable route in order to visit these fantastic destinations.”

Flybe’s new route is available for booking now from £34.99 one way including taxes and charges at www.flybe.com. The schedule for summer ’12 will be released in September (2011).