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Flybe Announces 2012-13 Winter Schedule With 4.8-million Seats Now On Sale

01 May 2012

Leading regional airline publishes new winter flight programme featuring 100 routes and total choice of up to 2,760 flights a week

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s Number One Domestic carrier, has today published its new 2012-13 Winter Schedule with 4,8 million seats on sale offering a total choice of up to 2,760 flights a week on a comprehensive selection of 100 routes.

Two new routes operating for the first time this winter are between Birmingham and Waterford, and Newcastle to Bergen (Norway).  Amongst the extensive choice of routes is also the return of popular ski and sun routes and nine regional routes serving London Gatwick. One way fares are from £29.99 including taxes and charges and all available for booking now at www.flybe.com for travel from October 28th 2012 through to March 30th, 2013.

The airline’s recently announced brand repositioning, ‘Making flying better’ and the successful launch of its new Manchester hub, stands strongly behind the new schedule. Passengers will benefit from its new transparent pricing and booking processes together with added value product initiatives and increased flight frequency, flexibility and connections.

The introduction of Flybe’s first five new 88-seat Embraer 175 jet aircraft have also now taken to the skies and becoming extremely popular with passengers.  These, added to the many product improvements such as the airline’s Get More product, the removal of debit card charges and increased technology to reduce the hassle of air travel through UK airports will greatly benefit passengers travelling this winter.

Andrew Strong, Flybe UK’s Managing Director, comments: “Our extensive 2012-13 Winter programme brings together all the elements of our ‘Making flying better’ philosophy, demonstrating our commitment to better serving our passengers in a fair and transparent way. The return of popular winter sun and ski destinations as well as key business travel routes offer a wide choice of both leisure and business destinations.”

KEY HIGHLIGHTS Winter 2012-13

  • Up to 2,760 flights a week
  • 100 routes
  • 2 new routes for winter - Birmingham to Waterford and Newcastle to Bergen (Norway)
  • 9 key routes serving London Gatwick with choice of up to 412 flights a week
  • Return of popular ski routes including Geneva, Chambery and Salzburg
  • Fares from £29.99 one way including taxes and airport charges
  • Full details and bookings at www.flybe.com