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FLYBE’S 2016 SUMMER TAKES OFF FROM MANCHESTER

Europe’s largest regional airline turns up the heat with 21 destinations from Manchester, including new route to Lyon and total choice of up to 372 flights per week

18th April 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, started operating its 2016 Summer Schedule recently with a choice of 21 destinations and up to 372 flights a week from Manchester airport. The new season’s schedule includes a new direct route to Lyon which will begin on August 1st and an increase in the number of flights on several popular routes from Manchester.

One way fares are from £27.99, including taxes and charges, and are available for booking at flybe.com.

The Summer Schedule also sees frequency increases on a number of popular routes, including Manchester to Amsterdam which now operates five flights daily.

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

  • 21 routes
  • Choice of up to 372 flights a week
  • Brand new summer route to Lyon, which begins on 1st August,
  • Manchester to Amsterdam route increased to five flights per day
  • Manchester to Southampton route increased to six flights per day
  • Manchester to Knock flights increased to six flights per week
  • Manchester to Hannover flights increased to two flights per day
  • Manchester to Dusseldorf flights increased to four flights per day
  • Manchester to Bergerac flights now operate on both Saturdays and Sundays
  • Details of all flights available for booking at www.flybe.com with one way fares from £27.99 including taxes and airport charges

Flybe’s successful Manchester hub has become increasingly popular with passengers taking advantage of bypassing 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. The increased frequency on so many flights from Manchester this summer gives passengers even more choice and flexibility in their travel plans.”

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director for Manchester Airport, said: “This summer is shaping up to be the airport’s busiest ever and it’s pleasing to see new routes and increased frequencies from Flybe as they grow with us.

“Flybe’s extensive route network from Manchester not only offers the 22 million passengers in our catchment area with a wide range of destinations to choose from but the inbound traffic also helps to feed our growing list of long haul flights.”

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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)