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FYBE ADDS FIVE NEW ROUTES TO 2016 SUMMER SCHEDULE

Leading regional airline announces three new flights from Birmingham to regional France, and two to Newquay from Glasgow and Liverpool

21st January 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (21st January 2016) announced the addition of five more new routes to its 2016 Summer schedule flights namely from Birmingham to Limoges, Nantes and Rennes; and from both Glasgow and Liverpool to Cornwall Airport Newquay. Seats are available for booking now at www.flybe.com with one way fares from £29.99 including taxes and charges, effective for travel from 21st May.

From Birmingham, the airline is operating a twice weekly service to Limoges, a town of art and history in west-central France. The region is a popular destination for fishing, horse-riding, golf and mountain biking. Flights will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays through to 29th October, 2016.

Flybe will also operate a peak summer service five times a week to Nantes (excluding Tuesdays/Thursdays), the historic port city on the Loire River in western France. The city boasts a magnificent 12-metre high ‘Great Elephant’, one of three world-renowned art installations inspired by the ‘imaginary worlds’ of Jules Verne and the mechanical universe of Leonardo da Vinci. Nantes is ideally situated as a gateway to the beaches of the Atlantic coast and highlights of the Loire Valley.

Rennes, the capital city of Brittany, boasts a 2,000 year history. Its architectural mix ranges from the medieval, with cobbled streets and plenty of hidden corners to explore, to 18th century. It is an ideal base from which to discover Brittany, including the Forest of Brocéliande – which legend claims is the home of Merlin, King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake. Flybe flights to Rennes-Saint-Jacques will operate four times a week from Birmingham on Tues/Thurs/Sat/Sun.

Flybe has also increased its choice of summer destinations to and from Newquay, voted ‘one of the nation’s favourite seaside towns’ by Which?, with the addition of Saturday flights to Cornwall Airport Newquay from both Glasgow and Liverpool.

Flybe’s 2016 Summer schedule now features 156 routes in total offering passengers a choice of up to 3,471 flights a week to an extensive range of attractive destinations.

ENDS

For further press information, or to arrange an interview, please contact the Flybe press office:
T: 0845 675 0681  E: [email protected]

Notes to Editors

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 194 routes serving 10 countries from 72 departure points, 37 UK/35 European airports* (all routes on sale Jan ’16 – Oct ‘16); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA Dec ’14 – Nov‘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, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports (UK CAA Nov’15); operates fleet of 75 aircraft – 52 Bombardier Q400, 9 Embraer 195, 11 E175 & 3 ATR 72s; 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 71% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Nov ’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 (31 routes/11 airports exclusively served by Flybe’s franchise partner, Loganair: and 3 routes and 3 airports exclusively operated by franchise partner, Stobart Air)