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FLYBE’S 2016 SUMMER TAKES OFF FROM LONDON CITY

Europe’s largest regional airline offers seven routes for summer including brand new services to Paris Charles de Gaulle and Rennes plus brand new ‘rescue’ flights to Cardiff during September Severn Tunnel closure

18th April 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, started operating its 2016 Summer Schedule recently with a choice of up to 113 flights a week on seven routes including two brand new routes to Paris Charles de Gaulle and Rennes Saint-Jacques from Birmingham airport. Passengers will now be able to travel with Flybe from London City to Paris up to five times a week and to Rennes up to six times a week. The airline will also operate up to four flights a day to and from Cardiff during the six-week closure of the Severn Tunnel starting on September 12th.

One way fares are from £34.99 including taxes and charges and are available for booking at flybe.com.

The 2016 Summer Schedule also sees an improvement to services on Flybe’s London City to Edinburgh route, which will operate up to seven flights a day. Timings of flights to and from the Scottish capital have been improved to better suit early morning travellers, with two new morning options southbound and one new option northbound.

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

  • Seven routes: Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Belfast, Edinburgh, Exeter, Paris and Rennes
  • Choice of up to 113 flights a week
  • Two brand new summer routes: London City to Paris Charles de Gaulle up to five times a week; London City to Rennes up to six times a week
  • Up to seven flights a day from London City to Edinburgh, including two new morning options southbound and one new morning option northbound
  • Details of all flights available for booking at www.flybe.com with one way fares from £34.99 including taxes and airport charges
  • Flybe recently announced that it will operate up to four ‘rescue flights’ on weekdays, and two a day on weekends between Cardiff and London City Airports during the six week closure of the Severn Tunnel scheduled for 12th September - 21st October 2016

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. We worked really hard to get the ‘rescue flights’ available while the Severn Tunnel is closed so that travel between London and Cardiff was kept available for passengers in both England and Wales and we are delighted with the positive response we have had.”

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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)