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FLYBE’S NEW WINTER SCHEDULE FROM GLASGOW TAKES OFF

Leading regional airline’s new Winter programme features return of direct Exeter flights, extra frequency on key routes with total choice of up to 312 flights a week

26th October 2015

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, started operating its 2015-16 Winter programme from Glasgow yesterday (Sunday 25th October, 2016) including the return of direct flights to Exeter and added frequency on its Belfast City and Birmingham services that provide more time-saving options for business travel customers. Flights operate through to 26th March 2016 with one way fares from £34.99 including taxes and charges.

A further highlight of Flybe’s winter schedule from Glasgow includes the first winter of its daily year-round flights to and from Cardiff. Flybe’s popular Belfast City service will give passengers the added choice of up to six flights a day for fast connection to the heart of the city’ just a short 10 minutes’ away: and Flybe’s Birmingham service offers Glasgow passengers a choice of up to eight flights a day to this key hub airport. From here, customers are increasingly taking advantage of the opportunity to by-pass congested London airports to make more convenient, seamless onward connections to the rest of the Flybe network and also to the rest of the world via Flybe’s codeshare partners.

Flybe’s partnership with Skyscanner has also served to strengthen its ‘One Stop to the World’ offering. Customers can now make long haul bookings instantly with airline partners 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.

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, comments: “As part of our commitment to offering our customers a wider range of flights from their local airports, we are pleased to again operate our direct daily Glasgow to Exeter. Opening up enhanced business and tourism links, it is a pleasing addition to our winter programme, further delivering on our pledge to provide unrivalled regional connections and onward seamless travel with codeshare partners to the rest of the world.”

Paul White, Business Development Manager at Glasgow Airport, said: “It’s fantastic that Flybe has brought back the Exeter route from Glasgow Airport. The fact that there will be four services each week throughout this winter demonstrates the demand for this route to the south west of England - both as a business and a leisure link. As well as being a great service to the south west coast for Scottish businesses, particularly those working in the marine sector, it also provides a crucial link to top tourist destinations such as Torquay, Plymouth and Penzance.

“We wish Flybe every success with this new route and look forward to working closely with the airline to ensure its continued expansion at Glasgow Airport.”

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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)