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FLYBE ANNOUNCES NEW ROUTE BETWEEN LONDON CITY AND AMSTERDAM

12th August 2014

Leading regional airline to fly twice weekly between London City and Schiphol.

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has confirmed its commitment to further growth with the announcement today (12th August 2014) of a brand new year-round route from London City to Amsterdam Schiphol airport starting as part of its inaugural 2014-15 Winter schedule at London City airport. Tickets are on sale now at www.flybe.com with one way fares from £39.99 (€48) including taxes and charges.

The airline will operate weekend flights from London City to Amsterdam with Saturday morning and Sunday evening flights using 78-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft, conveniently timed for weekend leisure travel starting on November 1st.

The new route enhances the airline’s new schedule out of London City which takes off on October 27th, adding to those routes already announced namely to Aberdeen, Belfast City, Dublin, Exeter, Glasgow and Inverness.

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer said.

“Flybe is committed to offering an extensive regional route network to our customers. As ‘the fastest way from A to Flybe’, we have determined future growth and to building on our existing choice of routes to ensure people have the best possible choice of destinations from their local airports.”

The announcement has been welcomed by Patrick Burrows, CFO of London City Airport, who adds:

“Amsterdam is one of our busiest routes and Flybe’s new weekend flights will offer additional flexibility for passengers, particularly leisure travellers looking for a weekend city break. We welcome today’s announcement which complements the exciting domestic network that Flybe is creating from London City, growing much-needed air connectivity to the UK’s regions.”

FLYBE SCHEDULE – NEW ROUTE

- LONDON CITY (LCY) – AMSTERDAM (AMS)
  Effective for travel 1st November 2014 

  . Saturday
    Dep LCY 0825 arr AMS 1035   Dep AMS 1110 arr LCY 1120

  . Sunday
    Dep LCY 1700 arr AMS 1910   Dep AMS 1950 arr LCY 2000

  Operated by 78-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft
  One way fares inc taxes and charges from £39.99

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Issued by the Flybe press office: T: 0845 675 0681 E: pressoffice@flybe.com

Notes to editors

About Flybe

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 186 routes serving 16 countries from 93 departure points, 36 UK/57 European airports1 (all routes on sale July ’14 – Mar ‘15); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UKCAA June ’13 - May ’14) is the largest scheduled airline by air traffic movements at Belfast City, Birmingham, Exeter, Inverness, Manchester and Southampton airports (UK CAA May ’14); operates 70 aircraft – 45 Bombardier Q400, 14 Embraer 195 & 11 E175; codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, KLM; has two franchise partners, Loganair and Stobart Air and was Amsterdam Schiphol’s Airline of the Year 2012 Europe.

1 Flown under the Flybe brand (27 routes/13 airports exclusively served by Flybe’s franchise partner, Loganair: and six routes and five airports exclusively operated by franchise partner, Stobart Air)