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FLYBE TO OPERATE FLIGHTS TO LUXEMBOURG FROM MANCHESTER

Leading regional airline boosts 2016 Summer programme with new daily flights to key European city

2nd March 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (2nd March 2016) announced details of a brand new service between Manchester and Luxembourg, opening up a destination which was until now only served directly from the UK via London. Flights start on 1st September, operating twice daily from Monday to Friday and once a day at weekends. Tickets are available for booking now at www.flybe.com with one way fares from £29.99 including taxes and charges.

Flights from have been timed to make day returns to this often overlooked destination a real possibility, leaving Manchester at 0730 allowing a full 10 hours in Luxembourg before touching down back in the North of England at 2035.

With Luxembourg Airport being situated just five miles from the centre of Luxembourg City, there is plenty of time to explore the capital city and its picturesque medieval buildings – there is even enough time to try one of its many four Michelin-starred restaurants. And onward travel to France, Germany and Belgium is both easy and quick, with all three countries under half an hour away by road

Vincent Hodder, Flybe Chief Revenue Officer- “We are delighted to be adding Luxembourg to our 2016 Summer schedule from Manchester. Until now, direct flights to Luxembourg were only possible via London. We are opening up yet another key business and tourist destination to travellers outside of the M25 corridor and look forward to welcoming all our new customers on board in September.”

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Issued by Flybe press office
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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 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 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)