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FLYBE LAUNCHES NEW ROUTE TO CORSICA FROM SOUTHAMPTON AIRPORT

28 MAY 2015

Southampton customers enjoy ‘A Taste of Corsica’ to celebrate new twice weekly flights to Bastia

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has started new twice weekly flights to Bastia in Corsica from Southampton Airport which will operate during summer on Thursdays and Sundays through to 27th September 2015.
To celebrate this new service, the airport is today (28th May, 2015) hosting a colourful Corsica-themed day giving passengers and the general public alike the opportunity to sample some of the country’s traditional food and wine courtesy of Corsica Tourism, Bastia Tourism and Bastia Airport and to learn about many of the exciting opportunities available for holidays.
The French island of Corsica is the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean famed for its 600 miles of stunning coastline, its biodiversity from mountains and forests, to busy harbours and white sand beaches, and not forgetting an abundance of world renowned food and wine, that offers something for everyone’s taste. 

Summer Schedule

SOUTHAMPTON (SOU) TO BASTIA, CORSICA (BIA)

Available for travel 24th May – 27th September 2015

Thursdays

Dep SOU 0730 Arr BIA 1030 Dep BIA 1110 Arr SOU 1225

Sundays

Dep SOU 0800 Arr BIA 1100 Dep BIA 1140 Arr SOU 1255

 

One way fares from £44.99 including taxes and charges

 

Flybe’s Regional Manager UK (South), Paul Willoughby said: “Bastia further enhances our wide choice of exciting summer sun options from Southampton. It is a hugely attractive destination and, from today’s experience, it’s easy to see why. This new route from Southampton will give Flybe customers the chance to fully immerse themselves in Bastia’s culture and enjoy its numerous attractions, and we would like to thank all of the many partners involved in organising today’s Taste of Corsica for their support and enthusiasm in making it a reality.”
Dave Lees, Managing Director of Southampton Airport, added: “We’re delighted to add yet another summer sun destination to our programme, making holidays from Southampton Airport even more attractive. Working with tourist boards from the destination, we’ll be giving our passengers a real taste of Corsica as the new route starts to take off.”
Paul Trojani, President of Bastia Airport, Chamber Of Commerce & Industry Bastia and High Corsica further commented: “I welcome the new partnership with Flybe, Southampton Airport and the Corsica Tourist Board. With two weekly frequencies, Thursday and Sunday, this new opportunity offered throughout the summer season is the best way to discover Corsica as a destination. This little Mediterranean gem will give you a mixture of natural beauty and authenticity of the region.”
Flybe is operating a total of 27 routes from Southampton Airport on its 2015 Summer schedule with one way fares from £29.99 one way including taxes and charges.

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Issued by the Flybe press office:  T: 0845 675 0681 E: pressoffice@flybe.com
EDITORS’ NOTES
For more information about Corsica and to book flights to Bastia, please visit www.flybe.com or www.southamptonairport.com/destinations.
About Flybe
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 178 routes serving 9 countries from 72 departure points, 37 UK/35 European airports* (all routes on sale May ’15 – Oct ‘15); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA Apr ’14 – Mar ‘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, Exeter, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports (UK CAA Mar ’15); operates fleet of64 aircraft – 47 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; has own globally recognised Training Academy in Exeter with flight deck and cabin crew simulator facilities, 26 classrooms and 150-seat conference facility.
* Flown under the Flybe brand (27 routes/11 airports exclusively served by Flybe’s franchise partner, Loganair: and four routes and four airports exclusively operated by franchise partner, Stobart Air)