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Flybe Ups Scottish Capacity With Extra Summer Flights

28 February 2013

Leading regional airline boosts key routes with more flights and larger aircraft as part of extensive 2013 Summer schedule

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced a series of additional flights from Edinburgh and Glasgow airports that include two new Saturday services to Manchester from 6th April, with one way flights available from £39.99 including taxes and airport charges.

In addition to these new Manchester flights, Flybe is increasing the frequency of its weekday flights to East Midlands Airport from both Edinburgh and Glasgow with extra middle of the day services, so upping to four flights a day from three effective April 1st: and Flybe will also be boosting the number of seats available on its three Saturday services between Edinburgh and Southampton by using a larger 118-seat Embraer 195 jet aircraft.


Details of Additional Scheduled Flights

Edinburgh – Manchester
Saturdays from 6th April, 2013

Dep     Edinburgh        0650                 Arr        Manchester      0800
Dep     Manchester      0840                 Arr        Edinburgh        0945


Glasgow – Manchester
Saturdays from 6th April, 2013

Dep     Glasgow          0640                 Arr        Manchester      0755
Dep     Manchester      0840                 Arr        Glasgow          0950


Edinburgh – East Midlands
Additional weekday flight from 1st April

Dep     Edinburgh        1050                 Arr        East Midlands 1200
Dep     East Midlands  1225                 Arr        Edinburgh        1325


Glasgow – East Midlands
Additional weekday flight from 1st April

Dep     Glasgow          1015                 Arr        East Midlands  1125
Dep     East Midlands 1150                 Arr        Glasgow          1300


Andrew Strong, Flybe UK MD comments:“We’re pleased to be offering our passengers the added choice of extra Saturday flights between Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester.  The move highlights our commitment to listening to our customers’ needs and providing them with convenient, affordable travel for weekend summer breaks.

“The two new services also reflect the increasing importance our passengers are putting on our regional hub at Manchester Airport that is being used increasingly not only for seamless domestic and European connections through our extended Flybe network, but also as a fast and more convenient connection for onward long haul travel for those wanting to avoid the hassle of Heathrow.

“We also expect our increased weekday services between Scotland and East Midlands Airport to benefit those business passengers needing more travel options meaning they can manage their time more efficiently.”

Flybe offers a choice of up to 1,412 domestic and 86 European flights a week from 13 Scottish airports.*