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FLYBE’S FOOTBALL FLIGHTS FROM CARDIFF POPULAR OPTION FOR EURO 2016

Leading regional airline offers Welsh fans time-saving travel to watch national team in France with new routes to Bordeaux and Toulouse in June, plus extra Paris flights

16th February 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is reporting a second wave of  interest in sales for its special new routes to Bordeaux and Toulouse in June as Welsh football fans are told of their success in obtaining one of the much-prized tickets to Euro 2016. These extra flights are in addition to three extra scheduled flights added to the Paris service, departing once more on 15th and twice more on 17th June so fans can catch England v Wales in Lens.
 
These routes give Welsh fans the opportunity to save time and money, having been conveniently scheduled so that fans can be back in Cardiff without needing to stay overnight in France, vitally important when many hotels are already sold out well in advance or are selling rooms for two, or even three times more than the previous week’s rate.

It will take those travelling with Flybe direct from Cardiff to Bordeaux on 11th June just one hour and forty minutes in the air, negating the need for an alternative journey by road that would otherwise entail a gruelling 24-hour round trip. And on 20th June, Flybe will operate its new route from Cardiff to Toulouse for the Russia fixture, the final game of Group B, returning on the 21st in the early hours of the morning, giving fans a faster and cheaper alternative to a 15 hour rail journey either side of an expensive hotel stay.

FLYBE SCHEDULE DETAILS OF EURO 2016 ROUTES FROM CARDIFF (CWL)

TO BORDEAUX (BOD)

11th June 2016

Dep CWL 0730 Arr BOD 1010   Dep BOD 2330 Arr CWL 0010 (+1)

TO TOULOUSE (TLS)

20th June

Dep CWL 1400 Arr TLS   1655 

21ST June

Dep TLS 0100 Arr CWL 0145

EXTRA PARIS CDG DEPARTURES (CDG)

15th June

Dep CWL 1925 Arr CDG 2045

17th June

Dep CWL 0935 Arr CDG 1055

17th June

Dep CWL 1905 Arr CDG 2025

Seats are still available but selling out quickly! Book now at flybe.com

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Notes to Editors:
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 206 routes serving 10 countries from 74 departure points, 37 UK/37 European airports* (all routes on sale Feb ’16 – Oct ‘16); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA Jan ’15 – Dec‘15); one of only two UK-based carriers in top 20 global airlines punctuality league table by OAG (Jan ’16) and named top UK airline for punctuality in report issued by UK consumer watchdog Which? (Dec 2014); named ‘Best Short-Haul Airline’ at the 2016 Business Travel Awards (Jan ‘16);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 Dec ’15);operates fleet of75 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 76% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Dec ’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 (30 routes/11 airports exclusively served by Flybe’s franchise partner, Loganair: and 3 routes and 3 airports exclusively operated by franchise partner, Stobart Air)