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Flybe summer route to Jersey takes off from Cardiff

 

05 MAY 2015

Ahead of the opening of its two aircraft base at Cardiff Airport next month, Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, will tomorrow (Saturday 2nd May) again start operating its summer flights between Cardiff and Jersey.
Beginning initially as a Saturday flight, frequency will increase to 3 x weekly from 1st June, with a Sunday service being added from September. One way fares are available from £34.99 including taxes and charges.

Saturday Schedule (2nd May – 30th May 2015):

Departs Cardiff 1140   Arrives Jersey  1235   Departs Jersey  1315 Arrives Cardiff  1410

Mon and Fri added to Saturday schedule from 1st June:

Departs Cardiff  1030 Arrives Jersey   1115  Departs Jersey  1145 Arrives Cardiff  1235

Sundays added 6th  September – 18th  October

Departs Cardiff  1955 Arrives Jersey 2040  Departs Jersey  2110 Arrives Cardiff  2200

Jersey is a popular destination that forms part of the 12-strong route network that Flybe will operate to and from Cardiff Airport when its new base opens there on 1st June, 2015 with two 118-seat Embraer 195 jet aircraft. This will result in an increase in capacity and frequency on existing flights as well as offering eight Flybe routes including brand new services to Cork, Edinburgh, Munich, and Milan.

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, adds: “It’s going to be a busy summer! Our 2015 summer schedule from Cardiff is taking off to a great start. The return of our seasonal flights to Jersey further boosts the large selection of flights to great destinations that we will be operating from our new base with effect from June.”

Managing Director at Cardiff Airport, Debra Barber, adds: “Jersey is a truly unique destination which really celebrates its coastal location and French influence. The island offers a wealth of things to see and do for families, groups of friends and couples alike. In addition, this route brings great potential for inbound tourism into Wales as well as strengthened business links between the two destinations. We look forward to welcoming Flybe passengers and a busy summer season ahead at Cardiff Airport.”    

Just 85 nautical miles from mainland Britain - a mere 14-mile hop from the French coastline – Jersey is the most southerly of the British Isles. A haven of natural beauty and breath-taking coastline, there are miles of purpose built footpaths for walkers and cyclists, long stretches of unbroken, golden sand as well as an exciting calendar of events and Michelin star restaurants – ideal for those seeking an alternative short break.

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Issued by 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)