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FLYBE LAUNCHES MULTI-STOP FLYSHUTTLE SERVICE

26th June 2014

Leading regional airline spearheads new FlyShuttle concept with multi-sector ‘hop on-off’ flights between Jersey and Aberdeen via Southampton and Leeds Bradford.

Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, has today launched a new FlyShuttle service between Jersey and Aberdeen that starts on 26th October, 2014. FlyShuttle offers customers a multi-stop ‘hop-on and off’ service with a choice of up to three flights a day connecting Jersey to Aberdeen from both directions, with passenger pick up and drop offs in Southampton and Leeds Bradford airports. One way fares are from £29.99 including taxes and charges and available for booking now at www.flybe.com

Not only does FlyShuttle offer an innovative approach to everyday UK air travel by improving connectivity with a convenient multi-stop service, it also opens up a new three times a day service between Aberdeen and Jersey; offers convenient multi-daily flights to and from Leeds Bradford and Aberdeen: and a year-round thrice daily service between Jersey and Leeds Bradford. To satisfy customer demand, it also re-instates both Flybe’s Southampton to Leeds service and adds a fifth daily flight, the popular 0700 departure, from Jersey to Southampton.

FlyShuttle features a schedule originating for both north and southbound services, with first flights departing Aberdeen and Jersey at 0700. Customers can purchase tickets either for direct connections between any of the four airports, or stay on board whilst passengers embark and disembark at airports on the way to their final destination.

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer said:

“FlyShuttle is a convenient and affordable concept for the regional marketplace that gives customers extra choice and additional connectivity for everyday air travel.

“Today's announcement is another significant landmark in the re-birth of Flybe. Designed to be used as a ‘shuttle bus service in the sky’ all the way between Jersey in the south and Aberdeen in the north, we are again showing that we are ‘the fastest way from A to Flybe’, faster than road or rail – and certainly more affordable.”

“By enhancing the number of routes, connections and frequencies we already operate, FlyShuttle is the perfect progression. It’s a product that sets us apart and we are genuinely excited to be shaping the future of regional air travel.”

Operated by Flybe’s 78-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft, the total journey time between Jersey and Aberdeen will be four and a quarter hours. This includes the brief drop-off and pick-up times when through-passengers and their luggage can stay on board. The one exception to this being on the initial northbound flight from Jersey when passengers and their luggage will need to disembark in Southampton to clear UK customs as their first entry point into the country.

EXAMPLE FLYSHUTTLE™ TIMES

NORTHBOUND ORIGINATING Mon-Sat Full schedules at www.flybe.com

Departs Time Arrives Time
JER 0700 SOU 0745
SOU 0825 LBA 0935
LBA 0955 ABZ 1115

SOUTHBOUND ORIGINATING Mon-Sat Full schedule at www.flybe.com

Departs Time Arrives Time
ABZ 0700 LBA 0825
LBA 0845 SOU 0955
SOU 1035 JER 1120

For further press information, or to arrange an interview, please contact the Flybe press office: T: 0845 675 0681 E: pressoffice@flybe.com

Notes to editors

About Flybe

Flybe is Europe's largest regional airline - 171 routes serving 16 countries from 84 departure points, 34 UK/53 European airports* (all routes on sale Apr '14 - Oct '14). Flybe operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UKCAA Mar '13-Feb '14) and is the largest scheduled airline by air traffic movements at Belfast City, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, the Isle of Man, Inverness, Manchester and Southampton airports (UK CAA Mar '13 - Feb '14). The Group operates 66 aircraft - 41 Bombardier Q400, 14 Embraer 195 & 11 E175; has codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, KLM; and was Amsterdam Schiphol's Airline of the Year 2012 Europe.

* Flown under the Flybe brand (26 routes/13 airports exclusively served by Flybe's franchise partner, Loganair; and six routes and four airports exclusively served by new franchise partner, Stobart Air).