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FLYBE ANNOUNCES NEW AFFORDABLE DAILY FLIGHTS TO MUNICH FROM SOUTHAMPTON

Leading regional airline announces new route to Germany from its South Coast base with one way fares from £29.99

23rd February 2016

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline and the largest scheduled carrier at Southampton, has today (23rd February 2016) confirmed details of its new affordable, year round daily flights between Southampton and Munich that offer a flight time of just 2hr 20m. Tickets are from £29.99 one way including taxes and charges and, effective for travel from 29th June, available for booking now at www.flybe.com.

Munich is one of Germany’s main commercial and industrial centres, famed for its Oktoberfest and Christmas markets, and so the route is expected to prove popular with both business and leisure travellers alike.  There are also excellent transport connections from Munich for onward travel throughout Europe.

SCHEDULE FOR NEW FLYBE ROUTE SOUTHAMPTON (SOU) – MUNICH (MUC)

Booking available now effective for travel from 29th June to 29th October 2016

Mon - Sat

Dep SOU 1615 Arr MUC 1935     Dep MUC 2015 Arr SOU 2150

Sun

Dep SOU 1230 Arr MUC 1550     Dep MUC 1630 Arr SOU 1805

Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer comments: “Flybe is committed to providing unrivalled connectivity and affordable, time-saving travel from Southampton. Our new daily service to Munich is conveniently scheduled for time-saving business travel, combining the ability to arrive in time for a working evening dinner followed by a full working day.”

Dave Lees, Southampton Airport’s Managing Director, adds: “We have a lot of demand for German routes from this region and the new Flybe service provides more choice for travellers going to Munich. This new service is in addition to other new Flybe routes announced for 2016 to Biarritz, Toulon, Lyon and Paris Charles de Gaulle.”

Flybe was recently named ‘Best Short-Haul Airline’ at the 2016 Business Travel Awards and is one of only two UK-based carriers to feature in the top 20 global airlines’ 2016 punctuality league table by OAG.

The airline will now operate 31 routes in total from Southampton this summer offering a choice of up to 364 flights a week.

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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)