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FLYBE LAUNCHES MULTI-STOP FLYSHUTTLE FROM JERSEY

26th June 2014

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

Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, has today announced a new FlyShuttle service that, with effect from 26th October, 2014 gives customers the opportunity to travel all the way from Jersey to Aberdeen on one flight, with brief stops at Southampton and Leeds. It is a ‘hop-on, hop off’ service that will operate three times a day both northbound and southbound.

FlyShuttle offers an innovative approach to everyday UK air travel by improving connectivity with a convenient multi-stop service. Apart from adding a fifth daily flight from Jersey to Southampton, with the re-instatement of the airline’s popular 0700 departure, it also gives Jersey customers the year-round opportunity to take one flight through Southampton on to Leeds and Aberdeen.

The FlyShuttle schedule originates at both north and southbound destinations 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. One way fares are from £29.99 including taxes and charges and are available for booking now at www.flybe.com

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer said:

“FlyShuttle is a convenient and affordable concept for our by giving our customers extra choice and additional connectivity for everyday air travel.

"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 as the airline works to become Europe’s Best Local Airline. It’s a product that sets us apart and we are genuinely excited to be shaping the future of regional air travel and pleased that our Jersey customers will be amongst the first to benefit from its convenience.”

The news has been warmly welcomed by Jersey Airport. Group Commercial Director for Ports of Jersey, Myra Shacklady, who said: “Any opportunity to expand the Island’s route network, especially over the winter period, is excellent news for passengers. Aberdeen and Leeds are popular routes in the summer and we hope that by opening them up now during the winter period it may encourage more people to visit Jersey during the quieter time of the year and allow further opportunity for residents wishing to visit family and friends in the north of England and Scotland. We sincerely hope that passengers will take advantage of this FlyShuttle service and with attractive lead-in fares there is every chance that they will do.”

Operated by Flybe’s 78-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft, the total journey time between Jersey and Aberdeen is just over four hours. This includes the brief connection times when through-passengers and their luggage 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 0810 LBA 0920
LBA 0945 ABZ 1105

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

Departs Time Arrives Time
ABZ 0645 LBA 0810
LBA 0835 SOU 0940
SOU 1005 JER 1050

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