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Europe’s largest regional airline starts much-awaited daily flights to key German city

7th September 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, celebrated in true German style the start of its brand new daily, year-round service between Southampton and Munich, with one way fares from £29.99 including taxes and charges, available for booking at

Customers also have the added opportunity to benefit from the airline’s codeshare agreement with airberlin for seamless onward travel.

Flights have started just in time for those who might be planning a visit to the city’s world- renowned Oktoberfest which will take place between 17th September and October 3rd.

Passengers on today’s flight were clearly thrilled to enjoy a taste of Munich before they had even left UK soil as they were played onto their flight by the Edelweiss Bavarian Showband with some rousing traditional Bavarian music. They were joined by Paul Willoughby, Flybe GM UK (South) and Dave Lees, MD of Southampton Airport, who were on hand to surprise passengers as they joined in the celebrations.


Southampton (SOU) – Munich (MUC)
Available for booking through to 25th March 2017
Operates Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sun
Dep SOU 1615 Arr MUC 1935 Dep MUC 2015 Arr SOU 2150
Operates Sat
Dep SOU 1230 Arr MUC 1550 Dep MUC 1630 Arr SOU 1805


Munich is one of Europe’s leading cities when it comes to sport, culture and economics. For leisure travellers, it is widely regarded as one of the most important cities in the world when it comes to the arts, with numerous art galleries and theatres set amongst a diverse array of historic and modern architecture. Munich is also one of the words largest financial centres and famously the home of BMW, making it a key destination for business also.

Commenting on the new route, Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer said: “We are delighted to be offering this new daily service between Southampton and Munich. Importantly, our codeshare with airberlin further strengthens Flybe’s 'One Stop to the World' proposition, benefitting our Southampton customers  who can now enjoy seamless connecting travel through airberlin’s many onward routes from Munich when booked through the airberlin website or with their local travel agent.”

Dave Lees, Managing Director at Southampton Airport, added “Services into Germany are always in high demand so it is fantastic to be able to offer this route into Munich with Flybe. Many local businesses have strong connections in Munich and it is also a key tourist destination, especially for the upcoming Oktoberfest as well as the German Christmas markets as we move into winter.’

Mr Hodder concludes: “Our new Munich service also gives our Southampton travellers the flexibility to conveniently link with and conduct important business with this key German centre of commerce and, for leisure customers, the opportunity to explore all that the many attractions the region has to offer. We are looking forward to welcoming all our new passengers on board.”


Issued by the Flybe press office:T: 0845 675 0681 E: [email protected]
Notes to Editors:

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline with 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 of 76 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, Air India and Air Berlin; 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’16); 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)