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Leading regional airline supports families with bargains for peak time summer holiday travel with one million seats on sale

21th April 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is supporting families by offering a Summer Blockbuster Sale that spans all the upcoming school holiday periods so those with children having little choice but to take their breaks during these peak travel times have the chance to book a travel bargain. From today (21st April), one million seats are on sale with booking available through to midnight on 26th April 2016 at One way fares are from £24.99 including taxes and charges for travel dates between 23rd May and 31st October, 2016.

With the threat of fines for taking children out of school during term time, families can often find themselves trapped by higher costs during holiday periods, so the Blockbuster Summer Sale helps resolve this. The sale includes an extensive selection of family friendly destinations from regional airports giving the added advantage of families avoiding the stress often associated with travel to and from the larger London-based airports.

Travellers looking for some summer sunshine can choose from destinations including Faro, Biarritz, Alicante and Malaga alongside iconic destinations such as Paris, Dublin and Milan. With 98% of Flybe flights taking less than 90 minutes, a summer getaway is never that far away, with less time spent travelling, more time can be spent relaxing. For those looking for destinations closer to home, Newquay is one of the most popular summer destinations in the UK, and can be reached with Flybe from all over the UK including Belfast City, Edinburgh, Manchester and Birmingham leaving no excuses for any aspiring surfers to catch some waves on the South West coast this summer. One way prices are from £27.49.

Examples of Flybe Summer Blockbuster routes with one way fares from:

  • Edinburgh to Belfast City - £25.49
  • Manchester to Amsterdam - £32.49
  • Doncaster Sheffield to Newquay - £27.49
  • Birmingham to Nantes- -£34.49
  • Cardiff to London City - £32.99
  • Southampton to Biarritz - £47.99

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Notes to Editors:

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 214 routes serving 10 countries from 75 departure points, 36 UK/38 European airports* (all routes on sale Apr’16 – Jan‘17); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA Mar ’15 – Feb‘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 Feb ’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, Emirates and Virgin Atlantic; has three franchise partners, Loganair, Stobart Air and Blue Islands making it only UK airline brand with 70% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Feb’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)