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FLYBE’S NEW WINTER SCHEDULE TAKES OFF

Leading regional airline’s winter schedule features 104 routes including two brand new, with extra frequency on 20 others and in total offering choice of up to 2,852 flights a week

22nd October 2015

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, starts its 2015/16 Winter schedule this  Sunday, 25th October featuring 104 routes including  two which are brand new– Edinburgh to Liverpool and Southampton to Dusseldorf. This offers customers a choice of up to 2,852 flights a week through to 26th March, 2016 with one way fares from £24.99 including taxes and charges.

Other highlights include the return of direct flights between Exeter and Glasgow and conveniently timed, twice daily flights between Southampton and Guernsey; 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. The airline will also be marking the first year anniversary of its five routes to and from London City airport.
 
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, with improved flight times to accommodate business travellers: 

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 – Belfast City, East Midlands and Birmingham
Southampton – Amsterdam and Manchester

 

Flybe’s successful Manchester and Birmingham hubs continue to become increasingly popular with passengers taking advantage of by-passing congested London airports to make more seamless onward connections. Using the hubs as a convenient ‘One Stop to the World’ proposition, this can be either onward with other Flybe regional services or farther afield to an extensive selection of long haul destinations through its various codeshare partners when booked via a travel agent. Alternatively, and strengthening its ‘One Stop to the World’ offering, customers can now make long haul bookings instantly with airline partners through the airline’s partnership with Skyscanner via a direct link from Flybe’s website www.flybe.com. This powerful bespoke search tool calculates all options available for flying to selected long haul destinations from many of the key regional airports served by Flybe, detailing all possible itineraries, timings and convenient connections.

Flybe’s franchise partners, Loganair and Stobart Air also offer additional opportunities for extensive travel options throughout the UK and into Europe.

Full details of Flybe’s 2015-16 Winter schedule are available at www.flybe.com.

 

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

About Flybe:

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 149 routes serving 9 countries from 62 departure points, 34 UK/28 European airports* (all routes on sale Oct ’15 – Mar ‘16); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA Sep ’14 – Aug ‘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, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports (UK CAA Aug ’15); operates fleet of 69 aircraft – 49 Bombardier Q400, 9 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 74% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Aug’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 (28 routes/11 airports exclusively served by Flybe’s franchise partner, Loganair: and 4 routes and 4 airports exclusively operated by franchise partner, Stobart Air)