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Leading regional airline to operate brand new year-round flights from Manchester and Birmingham

29th October 2015

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (29th October 2015) announced two new, year-round services to Rotterdam The Hague from Birmingham and Manchester airports. Flights will operate twice daily during the week, and once a day at weekends with the service from Manchester effective for travel from Monday, 8th February 2016. Seats are available now for booking on this route through to the end of the 2015-16 Winter programme on 26th March 2016 with one way fares from £38.99, including taxes and charges.

Full details of the new Birmingham schedule, with seats available for booking for travel from 5th September 2016 from £34.99, will be available following the announcement of Flybe’s 2016 Summer schedule on 10th November.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport is located 20-25 minutes equidistant from Rotterdam, Netherlands’ ‘second city’, and the country’s seat of government in The Hague with frequent speedy connections allowing speedy access to these two key destinations. Rotterdam is an important commercial hub and, with a renowned maritime heritage, is also Europe’s largest cargo port. Flights have been timed to particularly accommodate business travel offering the opportunity for convenient day returns, as well as to attract the leisure traveller wanting to enjoy the cities’ lively cultural scenes, numerous museums and dynamic nightlife.

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, comments: “Our brand new routes to Rotterdam The Hague open up another new destination for Flybe. We are committed to offering the widest possible range of flights from local airports particularly via our main hubs at Birmingham and Manchester. The Birmingham route in particular will provide convenient connections for passengers travelling to or from Belfast, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. We look forward to welcoming all our new passengers on board.”


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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)