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FLYBE PUTS MORE 2017 SUMMER ROUTES ON SALE

Leading regional airline adds more routes to extensive summer programme currently offering choice of up to 3,242 flights a week across 157 routes with increased connectivity across the UK and Europe

30th November 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has today (30th November 2016) added more routes for sale as part of its expanding 2017 Summer schedule that currently offers a choice of up to 3,242 flights week across 157 routes. Tickets are available for booking now at www.flybe.com with one way fares from £19.99 including taxes and charges for travel from 26th March 2017 through to September.

The upgraded summer schedule includes increased frequencies to accommodate even more onward connections via Flybe’s key Manchester hub, a brand new route between Cardiff and Rome Fiumicino together with an additional selection of some of Flybe’s most popular summer sun routes to Faro, Malaga, Alicante and Palma de Mallorca and to regional France.

With more still to come, the schedule also includes six routes that, having launched as part of the airline’s 2016-17 Winter schedule, will operate for the first time next summer such as those from London City to Dusseldorf, and Manchester and Birmingham to Toulouse.

Routes have been synchronised and tailored to ensure extra connectivity across the UK and Europe, bringing the UK regions even closer together with seamless travel through Flybe’s key hubs in Manchester and Birmingham.

Onward travel connections to the rest of the world are also available with Flybe’s 11 codeshare partners offering regional customers wide-ranging opportunities to enjoy onward long haul travel. Flybe’s ‘One Stop to the World’ offering means that passengers can travel seamlessly from their regional airport onward to the rest of the world to destinations as far and wide as Delhi, Las Vegas, Dubai, Hong Kong, Houston, New York and Singapore with Flybe’s codeshare partners, the most recent of which are Virgin Atlantic, Air India, Air Berlin and Singapore Airlines.

Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer comments: “Our new 2017 Summer schedule highlights Flybe’s ongoing commitment to providing unparalleled connectivity to regions across the UK, Europe and beyond.”

HIGHLIGHTS OF FLYBE’S 2017 SUMMER SCHEDULE
-157 routes offering total choice of up to 3,242 flights a week

DETAILS OF SCHEDULE FOR NEW FLYBE ROUTE FROM CARDIFF (CWL)
TO ROME FIUMICINO (FCO)
Effective for travel from 26th March 2017
Tuesday
Dep CWL 1350    Arr FCO 1725   Dep FCO 1805   Arr CWL 1935
Saturday
Dep CWL 0920    Arr FCO 1255   Dep FCO 1335   Arr CWL 1505
 
New winter routes being carried over to Summer ‘17
Cardiff to Berlin Tegel
Doncaster Sheffield to Dusseldorf
Birmingham to Toulouse
London City to Dusseldorf
Leeds Bradford to Newquay
Manchester to Toulouse

One way fares from £19.99 including taxes and charges
Full details of 2017 Summer schedule atwww.flybe.com

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

Notes to Editors:
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline - 217 routes serving 10 countries from 77 departure points, 37 UK/40 European airports (all routes on sale Nov’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); 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 – 52 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, Air Berlin and Singapore Airlines; 70% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Apr’16); Has its own globally recognised Training Academy in Exeter with flight deck and cabin crew simulator facilities, 26 classrooms and 150-seat conference facility.