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FLYBE GIVES FAMILY TRAVEL A BOOST FOR OCTOBER HALF TERM

Leading regional airline adds additional flights offering even greater choice during October half-term holidays

16th August 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has boosted its autumn schedule to offer parents even more value for money options for half term family getaways this October by adding 32flights to eight popular routes. Tickets are available for booking now at www.flybe.com with one way fares from £34.99, including taxes and charges, for travel from 22nd October through to 30th October 2016.

At a time when many parents are concerned about price hikes and the lack of availability during peak holiday periods, Flybe is offering an attractive range of destinations from Manchester, Southampton and Birmingham to Newquay, Dublin, Jersey, Amsterdam, Malaga and Rennes this half term.

 

FLYBE’S OCTOBER HALF TERM EXTENDED SCHEDULE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ROUTES:
Manchester - Newquay
Manchester – Jersey
Birmingham – Jersey
Birmingham – Amsterdam
Southampton – Dublin
Southampton – Amsterdam
Southampton – Malaga
Southampton – Rennes

 

Reports indicate that airlines and operators are often criticised for raising prices during key travel times such as half term. However, Flybe is committed to making life easier for families and has done this by adding extra flights on key routes to make sure that families can get away without the need to take children out of school and miss precious school time when demand is not so high.

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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)