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Leading regional airline launches routes to Rotterdam and Luxembourg

3rd October 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has this weekend started operating two new year-round routes from Birmingham to Rotterdam and Luxembourg, significantly boosting travel options for both business and leisure passengers. Tickets are available for booking at with one way fares from £29.99 including taxes and charges, effective for travel from 1st October 2016.

The convenient schedule offers daily flight to Luxembourg and twice daily flights between Birmingham and Rotterdam Monday to Friday, and once a day at weekends.

Flybe’s successful Birmingham hub has become increasingly popular with passengers taking advantage of the option to bypass congested London airports to make more seamless onward connections with other Flybe regional services.


Effective for travel from 31st October2016
Mon - Fri
Departs BHX 1225 Arrives LUX 1500                        Departs LUX 1530 Arrives BHX 1620
Departs BHX 1130 Arrives LUX 1405            Departs LUX 1435 Arrives BHX 1525
Departs BHX 1500 Arrives LUX 1740            Departs LUX 1830 Arrives BHX 1920

Vincent Hodder, Flybe Chief Revenue Officer, said: “We are thrilled to be adding both Luxembourg and Rotterdam to our schedule from Birmingham. We are opening up yet more key business and tourist destinations to travellers outside of the M25 corridor and look forward to welcoming all our new customers on board.”

William Pearson, Aviation Development Director at Birmingham Airport, said: “As our largest carrier, we are extremely pleased to see Flybe adding the fantastic cities of Rotterdam and Luxembourg to its route network from Birmingham.

"These will be popular destinations for business travellers as well as offering excellent city breaks for our leisure passengers. We look forward to welcoming passengers travelling point to point, or through Birmingham, to access these European cities.”

The major port city of Rotterdam is steeped in history, with its origins dating back as far as 1270, while its Maritime Museum traces a vibrant seafaring heritage. Nevertheless, it’s a tale of two cities – after being almost completely reconstructed following World War II, Rotterdam is now known for its bold, modern architecture and lively culture.

Luxembourg Airport is located just five miles from the centre of Luxembourg City. It is not just a key business destination but also an ideal starting point for a leisure visit, exploring the capital city with its medieval buildings and many Michelin-starred restaurants before travelling on into the surrounding countryside that is scattered with fairytale-style castles.