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FLYBE DÜSSELDORF ROUTE TAKES OFF FROM CARDIFF

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, today marks the start of a busy summer season flying from Cardiff Airport as it launches its new direct route to Düsseldorf.

28 APRIL 2015

Beginning initially as a Saturday flight, frequency will increase to 4 x weekly from the 31st of August, with fares available from £44.99 each way.

Schedule (25 April – 31 August 2015):

Departs Cardiff: 1525 Arrives Düsseldorf: 1810
Departs Düsseldorf: 1415 Arrives Cardiff: 1500

Mon/Wed/Fri added to schedule from 31 August:

Departs Cardiff: 1015 Arrives Düsseldorf: 1240  Departs Düsseldorf: 1315 Arrives Cardiff: 1335

This new route is the first of the airline’s expanded 11-route network which takes off later this summer when its new base opens at Cardiff Airport with two of Flybe’s 118-seat Embraer 195 jet aircraft on June 2nd, 2015. The base will mean an increase in capacity and frequency on existing flights as well as eight brand new Flybe routes including those to Glasgow, Faro, Milan and Paris Charles de Gaulle. One way fares are from £24.99 including taxes and charges and available for booking at www.flybe.com.
 
Debra Barber, Managing Director at Cardiff Airport, said: “Düsseldorf is a key business and leisure destination which also acts as an important gateway to other beautiful parts of Germany, so we’re delighted that Flybe has recognised this as an important travel link for people in Wales. In addition, the route brings with it some great potential for inbound tourism into Wales from Germany.”

Paul Simmons, Chief Commercial Officer at Flybe, adds: “We’re delighted to mark the start of our brand new expanded presence at Cardiff with this inaugural route to Düsseldorf today. We look forward to welcoming business and leisure passengers on board our other new routes, too, when they begin in June.”

  

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For more information please contact the Cardiff Airport press office on 01446 729311.
Or the Flybe press office: T: 0845 675 0681  E: pressoffice@flybe.com

About Flybe
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 189 routes serving 11 countries from 76 departure points, 37 UK/39 European airports* (all routes on sale Apr ’15 – Oct ‘15); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA Mar ’14 – Feb ‘15); 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, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports (UK CAA Feb ’15); operates fleet of 62 aircraft – 45 Bombardier Q400, 6 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.

* 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)