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20 MAY 2015

Leading regional airline celebrates inaugural twice weekly route to Milan

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, will tomorrow (16th May 2015) celebrate the start of its new twice weekly summer service to Milan from Southampton Airport that operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays with one way fares from £49.99 including taxes and charges.  This latest service boosts Flybe’s existing summer schedule from the key South Coast airport to 27 routes in total and that includes another brand new route that starts later this month, to Bastia on the island of Corsica.


Summer Schedule


16TH May – 26th September 2015


Dep SOU 1025  Arr MXP 1355  Dep MXP 1435  Arr SOU 1605


Dep SOU 1645  Arr MXP 2015  Dep MXP 2055  Arr SOU 2230


Chief Commercial Officer at Flybe, Paul Simmons, said: "We’re excited to be celebrating our brand new service to Milan and we’re looking forward to welcoming our passengers onboard. It is  a very appealing route and will give our passengers the opportunity to visit and explore one of Europe’s most fashionable and ‘must-see’ cities.”

Dave Lees, Managing Director at Southampton Airport, commented: “This is another great opportunity from Flybe for boosting inbound tourism to Southampton and the South Coast, and for local people who are looking to get away this summer.  Milan is Italy’s main commercial and financial centre with world-leading museums, theatres and landmarks.  For business and leisure travellers alike, this new route brings a host of opportunities now easier to reach than ever before.”

Flybe offers a choice of up to 299 flights a week this summer from Southampton Airport with one way fares from £24.99, including taxes and charges, available for booking at


Issued by the Flybe press office:  T: 0845 675 0681 E: [email protected]

Photo caption: Flybe CEO Saad Hammad together with cabin crew and David Lees, Managing Director of Southampton Airport enjoyed a cake cutting ceremony to mark the airline’s new Milan service.


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)