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FLYBE TAKES OFF FROM LONDON STANSTED AIRPORT

 

16 MARCH 2015

Leading regional airline celebrates its inaugural route to Isle of Man with Newcastle and Newquay services starting shortly

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is today (16th March 2015) celebrating the beginning of its new services out of London Stansted Airport by marking the inaugural flight of its daily Isle of Man flights. With effect from the start of the summer schedule on 29th March, flights will operate three times a day and will be joined by double daily flights to Newcastle and, from 16th May, by daily flights to and from Newquay.  
Chief Commercial Officer, Paul Simmons, said: "This is an important day for Flybe as we mark the start of our new operations out of London Stansted with this new multiple frequency year-round route to and from the Isle of Man. We’re committed to bolstering regional connectivity across the UK.  Our franchise partner, Loganair, has already established a route to Dundee from London Stansted and so, with the help and support of the airport team, we are naturally delighted to be extending further the Flybe presence to and from this key London airport.”
 “We look forward to welcoming  on board all our new Isle of Man passengers and especially to those who are seeking easy access to and from Hertfordshire, Essex and London, be it for business or leisure."

Welcoming Flybe’s inaugural service from the Isle of Man, Stansted Airport’s Managing Director Andrew Harrison said: “It’s always exciting to welcome a new airline and launch new routes. Today we’re not just welcoming the expansion of our UK regional connections but the arrival of Flybe onto the departure boards for the first time in Stansted’s history1 which is great news. It’s an important part of our ambition to attract new airlines to Stansted and provide greater choice for passengers.”

Flybe will operate a choice of up to 36 flights a week between London Stansted  and the Isle of Man from the end of March with one way fares £29.99 including taxes and charges available for booking at www.flybe.com.
 
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For further press information, or to arrange an interview, please contact the Flybe press office:   T: 0845 675 0681 E: pressoffice@flybe.com

EDITORS’ NOTES
Photo caption: Flybe Regional General Manager UK (South)  Paul Willoughby and Andrew Harrison, London Stansted Airport’s Managing Director,  at a cake cutting ceremony to mark the new Isle of Man service as the airline starts its first new routes from the airport.

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 192 routes serving 12 countries from 82 departure points, 37 UK/45 European airports* (all routes on sale Feb ’15 – Oct ‘15); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA Jan ’14 - Dec’14); named top UK airline for punctuality in report issued by UK consumer watchdog Which? (Dec 2014); is the largest scheduled airline by air traffic movements at Belfast City, Birmingham, East Midlands, Exeter, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports (UK CAA Dec ’14); operates fleet of60 aircraft – 45 Bombardier Q400, 4 Embraer 195 & 11 E175; codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, KLM, Finnair, Aer Lingus and Cathay Pacific; has two franchise partners, Loganair and Stobart Air and was Amsterdam Schiphol’s Airline of the Year 2012 Europe.

* Flown under the Flybe brand (27 routes/11 airports exclusively served by Flybe’s franchise partner, Loganair: and four routes and three airports exclusively operated by franchise partner, Stobart Air)