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FLYBE’S 2016 SUMMER TAKES OFF FROM BIRMINGHAM

Europe’s largest regional airline turns up the heat with 30 routes for summer, including six new destinations and the return of popular French regional routes

18th April 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, started operating its 2016 Summer Schedule recently with a choice of up to 430 flights a week to 30 destinations from Birmingham Airport, including six new routes to Limoges, Nantes, Rennes, Rotterdam, Luxembourg and Knock.

One way fares are from £24.99 including taxes and charges and are available for booking at Flybe.com.

Francophiles will be pleased to see the return of several French regional destinations which proved popular with travellers from Birmingham last summer, including Brest, Avignon, Bergerac, Bordeaux, Biarritz, La Rochelle and Bastia. Lyon remains on the schedule having been available for booking year-round.

Elsewhere, Knock makes a return to the Birmingham schedule this summer with flights operating six times per week, and Flybe’s brand new service to Rotterdam will begin in September.

Frequency has also been increased on a number of popular routes from Birmingham, including Dusseldorf, Milan and Hannover among others.

Highlights of Flybe’s 2016 Summer Schedule from Birmingham
For travel through to Saturday 29th October 2016

  • 30 routes
  • Choice of up to 430 flights a week
  • Six new summer routes: Limoges, Nantes, Rennes, Rotterdam, Luxembourg and Knock
  • Return of flights to Brest, Avignon, Bergerac, Bordeaux, Biarritz, La Rochelle, Bastia and Lyon
  • Dusseldorf to Birmingham route increased to five flights per day
  • Rotterdam route starts in September
  • Birmingham to Milan route increased to 19 flights per week, improving travel options for both business and leisure passengers
  • Birmingham to Hannover route increased to two flights per day
  • Birmingham to Berlin-Tegel route increased to 11 flights per week
  • Birmingham to Stuttgart route increased to three flights per day, providing enhanced options for business travelers with a total of 18 flights per week
  • Birmingham to Amsterdam route increased to six flights per day, improving travel options particularly for business passengers
  • Birmingham to Knock route will operate six flights per week
  • Details of all flights available for booking at www.flybe.com with one way fares from £24.99 including taxes and airport charges

Flybe’s successful Birmingham hub has become increasingly popular with passengers taking advantage of the option to bypass congested London airports to make more seamless onward connections.

Using the hub as a convenient ‘One Stop to the World’ proposition, this can be either onward with other Flybe regional services or farther afield to an extensive selection of long haul destinations through its various codeshare partners when booked via a travel agent.

Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer comments: “Time saving, affordable, punctual travel to a wide choice of attractive destinations is what we will be delivering to our customers this summer. Many of the routes we will be operating are specifically scheduled to attract those looking for reasonably-priced, convenient day returns and short breaks, with Birmingham Airport providing a key UK hub for onward travel.

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Notes to Editors:

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 216 routes serving 10 countries from 75 departure points, 37 UK/38 European airports* (all routes on sale Mar ’16 – Oct ‘16); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA Feb ’15 – Jan‘16); 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 Jan ’16); 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 three franchise partners, Loganair, Stobart Air and Blue Islands making it only UK airline brand with 72% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Jan ’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)