Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (29 April) launched its first phase of winter 2014 flights, announcing an initial 1.8 million seats on sale from across the UK to 35 domestic destinations, Regional France, the Channel Islands and Amsterdam.
Combining both city break favourites for holidaymakers and UK city destinations for business travellers, the first set of winter flights allow customers to take advantage of Flybe’s punctual service and affordable, varied travel network over key travel dates including October half-term, Christmas and New Year.
Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “We expect our winter schedule to be extremely popular with those looking for affordable priced and convenient flights especially during key travel period such a school holidays and the festive period. “Dublin, Edinburgh and Paris are expected to be top sellers with winter travellers – especially business travellers, plus Cologne, Florence and Toulouse will be popular with customers seeking a cultural city break. Customers travelling with us can be assured we’ll be upholding our customer promise to be the ‘Fastest way from A to Flybe, faster than rail and road, whilst aiming to be on time every time.”
Further announcements on Flybe’s winter schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
Winter 2014 flights on sale now include:
- Birmingham to Newquay from £24.99
- Newcastle to Belfast from £27.99
- Jersey to East Midlands from £34.99
- Amsterdam to Exeter from £39.99
The winter schedule announcement follows the airline’s recent announcement of a five-year agreement with London City Airport (LCY) to commence domestic and international operations to/from LCY with effect from 27th October 2014. The schedule from London City will see four times daily services from/to Edinburgh and Dublin, three times daily services from/to Belfast and Exeter and twice daily from/to Inverness.
Flybe is also aiming to be Europe’s most punctual airline. It recently launched a new world-first 60:60 guarantee that promises its customers if a flight arrives more than 60 minutes’ late at its destination due to a delay within Flybe’s control, they will qualify for a £60 voucher towards their next flight as long as they book within 60 days.
The winter schedule is on sale now. One way fares including taxes and charges start from £24.99 and are on sale now at www.flybe.com.