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Flybe boosts summer schedule from Birmingham

Leading regional airline adds extra flights with larger aircraft as part of extensive 2014 Summer schedule

Flybe, Europe's largest independent regional airline, has announced a number of additional flights from Birmingham Airport boosting the frequency on three of its most popular European routes namely Hanover, Milan-Malpensa and Stuttgart creating new double daily flights effective for travel from March 30th, 2014 as well as an extra Saturday service to Stuttgart.

In addition to these extra flights, the airline will also be utilising larger 88-seat Embraer 175 jet aircraft on the majority of its Hanover and Stuttgart services previously operated by the smaller 78-seat Q400 turboprop.

In total, Flybe will operate up to 680 flights a week to and from Birmingham on 24 routes for summer including its recently announced daily service to Newquay. The airline also reports plans are well advanced for even more new routes with a significant announcement expected shortly.

Details of New Flight Schedule
Dep Birmingham 0705Arr Hanover 0950
Dep Hanover 1015Arr Birmingham 1115
Dep Birmingham 1700Arr Hanover 1945
Dep Hanover 2010Arr Birmingham 2110
Dep      Birmingham     1250Arr Hanover 1535
Dep Hanover 1600Arr Birmingham 1655
Details of New Flight Schedule
Dep Birmingham  0645Arr Milan 0950
Dep Milan 1020Arr Birmingham 1130
Dep Birmingham 1650Arr Milan 1955
Dep Milan 2025Arr Birmingham 2135
Dep Birmingham 1350    Arr Milan 1655
Dep Milan 1725Arr Birmingham 1835
(effective for travel 24th May – 13th Sep)
Dep     Birmingham  1655Arr  Milan  2010
Dep     Milan             2040Arr  Birmingham     2200
Flight times also re-scheduled to provide convenient day returns
Dep Birmingham 0710Arr Stuttgart 1005
Dep Stuttgart 1030Arr Birmingham 1130
Dep Birmingham 1640Arr Stuttgart 1935
Dep Stuttgart 2000Arr Birmingham 2100
Dep Birmingham 1330Arr Stuttgart 1640
Dep Stuttgart 1705Arr Birmingham 1830

Paul Simmons, Flybe's Chief Commercial Officer comments: "We're pleased to be offering our passengers the added choice of extra flights from Birmingham. The move highlights our commitment of listening to our customers' needs. These new flights also reflect the increasing focus that Flybe is putting on Birmingham International Airport."

Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport's CEO, said: "Adding this extra capacity on key European routes from Birmingham is great news for Midlands' business and leisure travellers. We're very pleased with this decision by Flybe to offer more choice to Hanover, Milan and Stuttgart, and look forward to working with the airline to release more great news soon that will benefit the region's air traveller even further."

Adds Mr Simmons: "We expect our increased services to prove especially beneficial to business passengers needing more travel options so that they can manage their time more efficiently. We are continually looking for ways in which we can expand and improve our network and look forward to announcing soon some exciting new Flybe routes from Birmingham very shortly."