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FLYBE BOOSTS ROUTES FROM CARDIFF

 

Leading regional airline celebrates start of new year-round route to Munich and adds 22 more flights on seven key routes to and from Cardiff

27 AUGUST 2015

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, will this Bank Holiday Monday (31st August 2015) celebrate the start of a new year-round route between Cardiff and Munich as well as an extra 22 flights being added to seven of its existing key routes as a result of the arrival of its second 118-seat Embraer 195 jet aircraft to be based at the airport.  To mark the occasion, a lively and colourful German themed experience is being planned for passengers to enjoy after checking in.

The new flights to and from Munich will operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, with one way fares from £44.99 (€54) including taxes and charges. This new route joins the airline’s extensive year- round network following the opening of its new base at Cardiff Airport in June.

 

 

CARDIFF (CWL) – MUNICH (MUC)
Summer Schedule effective for travel 31st August  – 24th October 2015

Mon/Wed/Thurs/Fri
Dep CWL 1410  Arr MUC 1700  Dep MUC 1735  Arr 1835

Sat
Dep CWL 0950  Arr MUC 1245  Dep MUC 1315  Arr 1415

 

 

Highlights of the added frequency to Flybe’s existing routes following the arrival of its second E-jet are:

 

  • Cork  - boosting the current Saturday service with a second weekly flight on Tuesdays
  • Dublin – increase to double daily flights Monday – Friday timed for convenient day returns, and addition of an early morning flight on Saturdays
  • Dusseldorf -an extra three flights a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to boost the existing Saturday service
  • Edinburgh– increase to twice daily service Monday – Friday, and Sundays
  • Glasgow–  now operating five flights a week Monday – Thursday, and Sundays
  • Milan Malpensa– Increase to three flights a week with addition of Thursdays and Sundays
  • Paris Charles de Gaulle - new daily service, up from existing four flights a week.

 

Flights to Chambery and Geneva will again operate during the Winter, with weekly Saturday flights starting
on December 19th, bringing the total number of destinations served by Flybe from Cardiff to 13. 

Fully updated details of the new schedule for all Cardiff routes are available at www.flybe.com.

Paul Simmons, Chief Commercial Officer at Flybe, comments: “We have been very pleased with the level of support received for our new routes from Cardiff since opening our new base. I am delighted that we
are now increasing our presence with this inaugural route to Munich and with the many additional
frequencies we are now offering on seven of our most popular routes.”

Debra Barber, Managing Director at Cardiff Airport, added: We are very excited to see the arrival of the second aircraft which will really strengthen the Flybe network with more choice for customers offering convenience and value for money.  The increased frequency on key routes and the addition of Munich is particularly beneficial for those travelling to and from Wales on business.

“The first three months of the new Flybe base has proved customers will choose Cardiff and we are confident the base will continue to thrive now the second aircraft has arrived.”

 

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For more information please contact the Flybe press office: T: 0845 675 0681  E: [email protected]
Or the Cardiff Airport press office on 01446 729311
Editors’ Notes:
About Flybe
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 of 64 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 Exeterwith 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)