21 February 2012
Leading regional airline bases first-ever E195 jet aircraft at Glasgow to operate key Birmingham route
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s Number One Domestic carrier, has
Increased capacity on one of its key routes from Glasgow International Airport, namely its popular service to Birmingham, and has based one of its state-of-the-art Embraer 195 jet aircraft at the airport for the first time to facilitate this upgrade. This has resulted in an additional 70k seats now being available for sale.
In a further move designed to provide its Glasgow passengers and frequent flyers with additional benefits and to ensure their flying experience is even better, Flybe will also be opening a new Executive Lounge in the next few months.
Flybe currently offers up to 82 flights a week on this key route between Glasgow and Birmingham that will now be operated exclusively by the 118-seat jet aircraft featuring roomy 2x2 seat configuration. One way fares are from £29.99 including taxes and airport charges.
Simon Lilley, Flybe’s Director of Marketing comments: “We are committed to listening and responding to the needs of our passengers and this is why we have taken the decision to base one of our state-of-the-art Embraer 195 fleet at Glasgow. Our Glasgow to Birmingham service is particularly popular with business passengers and now not only do they have a schedule that offers a choice of flights that are ideal for convenient day returns but also a brand new jet service. We are continually striving to provide a better flying experience for our passengers and our decision to base one of our larger jet aircraft at Glasgow is just one extra way in which we are delivering on that commitment.”
Glasgow Airport’s Commercial Director, Francois Bourienne, adds: “Flybe’s decision to upgrade its aircraft is excellent news for customers. The airline is responding to an increase in demand for the service, which is extremely popular with both business and leisure passengers, and the decision to introduce a new aircraft on the route clearly demonstrates Flybe’s commitment to Glasgow Airport and the West of Scotland.”
Flybe offers a choice of seven routes across its UK and Europe network from Glasgow with a choice of up to 284 flights a week.