News archive

News archive

5 September 2013

September 5 2013

Flybe reports Inverness to Amsterdam service is flying high after two years

Leading regional airline reports 23% increase in passenger numbers this summer on popular key European route

Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, reports that its popular Inverness to Amsterdam route, which celebrates its second anniversary today, has seen a 23% increase in passengers this summer (April to July) compared to the same period in 2012.
And new data shows that passengers are increasingly using the service to connect via Amsterdam to destinations across the globe. The top connecting destinations in July were Zurich, Munich, New York (JFK) and Atlanta.
Flybe’s Amsterdam service was launched on 5 September 2011 and offers daily access to one of Europe’s biggest hub airports. Thanks to the codeshare agreement between Flybe and KLM, passengers can now connect through Amsterdam to 150 destinations worldwide with the Dutch carrier.
Flybe UK MD Andrew Strong comments: “We’ve been very pleased with the route’s success to date and with the fact it has proved equally popular with business and leisure markets for both inbound and outbound flights. This shows that passengers from both countries are benefitting from this convenient and increasingly popular route.”
Inglis Lyon, Managing Director of Inverness Airport operator HIAL, added: “Two years on, Flybe’s Amsterdam service has become one of the flagship routes to and from the Highlands, and provides vital connectivity for the business community and the tourism industry, not least through Flybe’s partnership with KLM, which gives passengers access to a huge network of destinations.”

Flybe is set to launch its second international service from the Highlands later this year, with a new weekly flight to Geneva, Switzerland’s second city and gateway to the Alps. Flights will operate every Saturday from December 21 until 8 March 2014, using an 88- seat Embraer 175 jet aircraft.

 


 


 

 

Book now

Flying from...
Flying to...
Adults:
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Booking for 9 or more passengers? Visit our groups page.
Children: Over 2 but less than 12 years of age
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

Please note:
When not travelling with an adult of at least 16 years of age, some children can be carried under the Unaccompanied Minor Scheme* on flybe operated flights.

The Flybe Unaccompanied Minor Scheme is not available to children under 15 years of age on flights operated by Air France. These must be booked directly with Air France.

The Flybe Unaccompanied Minor Scheme is not available through Knock - Ireland West (NOC).

If in doubt please contact the Flybe call centre for further advice on 0871 700 2000 (or 00 44 1392 683152 if calling from outside the UK. Calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras).

*Charges Apply
Infants: Under 2 years of age for the whole booking
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
(?)