FLYBE CONFIRMS EXPANDED WINTER SCHEDULE
Leading regional airline announces two brand new routes, extra frequency on 20 existing routes and return of direct flights between Glasgow and Exeter as part of extensive 2015-16 winter programme
25 AUGUST 2015
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has confirmed today (25th August 2015) an expansion of its 2015-16 Winter schedule to include two brand new routes between Edinburgh and Liverpool, and between Southampton and Dusseldorf; the return of a direct daily service between Exeter and Glasgow as well as added extra frequency on 20 existing routes that includes the return of conveniently timed, twice daily flights between Southampton and Guernsey.
Flights are available for booking now, effective for travel from 25th October 2015 to 26th March 2016, with one-way fares from £24.99 including taxes and charges.
Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, comments: “We’ve added further capacity into our winter schedule on some of our most popular routes and are pleased that we have been able to also add some new routes to better serve and reflect the needs of our passengers. This undoubtedly demonstrates our commitment to providing unrivalled regional connections to accommodate both our business and leisure passengers throughout the 2015-16 winter period.”
In total, Flybe’s extensive winter programme features 104 routes with a choice of up to 1,425 flights a week.
SCHEDULE FOR NEW ROUTES
EDINBURGH (EDI) – LIVERPOOL (LPL)
Dep EDI 1040 Arr LPL 1155 Dep LPL 1220 Arr EDI 1330
Dep EDI 0800 Arr LPL 0915 Dep LPL 0940 Arr EDI 1050
Dep EDI 1415 Arr LPL 1530 Dep LPL 1555 Arr EDI 1705
One way fares from £27.99 including taxes and charges.
GLASGOW (GLA) – EXETER (EXT)
Operates four times weekly on Mon, Thurs, Fri and Sun
Dep EXT 1900 Arr GLA 2035 Dep GLA 2100 Arr EXT 2235
Dep EXT 1025 Arr GLA 1200 Dep GLA 1225 Arr EXT 1400
One way fares from £34.99 including taxes and charges.
SOUTHAMPTON (SOU) – DUSSELDORF (DUS)
Mon-Fri and Sundays
Dep SOU 1720 Arr 2005 Dep DUS 2040 Arr SOU 2130
Dep SOU 0725 Arr 1010 Dep DUS 1045 Arr SOU 1135
One way fares from £44.99 including taxes and charges.
To further meet passenger demand, Flybe has also increased the number of flights on many of its most popular routes from key airports, highlighted as follows:
Birmingham – Amsterdam/Dusseldorf/Edinburgh/Glasgow/ Hannover/Milan and Stuttgart
Manchester – Aberdeen/Amsterdam/Dusseldorf/ Hannover/Paris Charles de Gaulle
Edinburgh–Belfast City and London City
Glasgow– East Midlands and Birmingham
Southampton– Amsterdam and Manchester
Full details are available at www.flybe.com.
Manchester and Birmingham are both important hub airports for Flybe from where Flybe maintains its position as the largest scheduled airline measured by the number of air traffic movements, as it does at eight of its other UK airports. Passengers are increasingly taking advantage of travelling via Manchester and/or Birmingham and by-passing congested London airports to make more convenient, seamless onward connections regionally with Flybe and also to a wide selection of long haul destinations through its various codeshare partners, when bookings are made through a travel agent.
From Manchester, Flybe will this winter offer 16 routes, operating more flights to Amsterdam than any of its competitors on this popular route with the tripling of daily flights to six a day. Flybe has also added extra flights to both Paris Charles de Gaulle and Dusseldorf to benefit business travel, and the airline’s routes to Nantes in regional France will operate over Christmas and New Year.
From Birmingham, Flybe will operate 17 routes during winter. Highlights include extra flights on the airline’s popular Amsterdam route which will now operate up to five times a day; extra daily flights to and from Aberdeen, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Milan and Stuttgart during peak winter periods; and the return of its popular weekly Saturday ski service to Chambery from 19th December.
Other highlights of the airline’s 2015-16 Winter schedule include the extension of Exeter and Southampton sun routes through to the first week in November to accommodate those travelling over the half term holiday; the return of weekly ski routes from Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Southampton; and routes to regional France operating over Christmas and New Year from Southampton and Manchester.
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 184 routes serving 10 countries from 74 departure points, 37 UK/37 European airports* (all routes on sale Aug ’15 – Mar ‘16); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA July ’14 – June ‘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, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Exeter, Inverness, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports(UK CAA June ’15);operates fleet of64 aircraft – 47 Bombardier Q400, 6 Embraer 195 & 11 E175; codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, KLM, Finnair, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific and Emirates; has two franchise partners, Loganair and Stobart Air making it only UK airline brand with 70% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA June’15); 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)