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INTRA EUROPEAN DEBUT FROM HANNOVER FOR CONTINENT’S LARGEST REGIONAL AIRLINE

Flybe, UKs largest domestic carrier, launches two brand new routes to Lyon and Milan

1st August 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is today (1st August 2016) celebrating the launch of its first ever intra-European flights with two new routes taking to the skies from Hannover namely daily services to both Lyons and Milan.

A VIP event hosted by Hannover Airport and attended by high profile guests including Thomas Hermann, the Mayor of Hannover; Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer Vincent Hodder and Roger Nierman - Director Aviation Sales at Hannover Airport.

Mr Hodder commented: “This is a proud milestone for Flybe and we are delighted to be here today. Flybe’s debut into this new marketplace marks the beginning of our ambition to provide mainland Europeans with the same high level of regional connectivity and choice of high frequency time-saving travel as we currently provides throughout the UK.”

Hannover Airport CEO Raoul Hille: "The decision of Flybe to expand its offerings at Hannover Airport for us is a great signal to the market. Flybe has already been a reliable and successfully growing partner at Hannover Airport.”

Flybe is Europe’s largest regional airline and has been operating into Hannover from the UK, where it is also the largest domestic carrier, for nearly 10 years and currently operates to Manchester and Birmingham from Hannover, with flights up to 13 times a week for each destination. The new routes from Hannover will take the number up to 15 routes flying up to 155 flights a week out of Germany this summer.

SCHEDULE FOR NEW FLYBE ROUTES

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For further press information, or to arrange an interview, please contact the Flybe press office: T: 0845 675 0681    E: [email protected]

Notes to Editors:
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 218 routes serving 10 countries from 75 departure points, 40 UK/35 European airports* (all routes on sale May’16 – Apr‘17); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA May’15 – Apr’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, Cardiff, Exeter, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports(UK CAA Apr ’16);operates fleet of76 aircraft – 51 Bombardier Q400, 9 Embraer 195, 11 E175 & 5 ATR 72s; codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, Finnair, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic and Air India; has three franchise partners, Loganair, Stobart Air and Blue Islands making it only UK airline brand with 70% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Apr’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)