Leading regional airline will now operate four sun routes for October half term travel

25th July 2017

In reacting to public demand, Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has extended its 2017 summer flying programme from Southampton on four of its popular sun routes with additional flights to accommodate half term travel on Sunday 29th and Monday 30th October, 2017.  The extra flights to Alicante, Faro, Malaga and Palma Mallorca are available for booking now at from £50.99 including taxes and charges.

Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer comments: “We have listened to what our customers want and are pleased to add these extra flights so that those wanting to catch some last-minute summer sun with their families can take advantage of the added flights over the October half term break.”

Flybe is operating a total of 31 routes from Southampton this summer offering a choice of up to 636 flights a week. Full details of its 2017 Summer schedule are available at


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Notes to Editors: About Flybe

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline - 226 routes serving 14 countries from 85 departure points, 38 UK/47 European airports* (all routes on sale Apr’17 – Feb‘18); Operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA Apr’16 – Feb’17); Rated best UK airline for punctuality and sixth in the world in the global airlines punctuality league table by OAG (Jan ’17); named ‘Best Short-Haul Airline’ at the 2016 Business Travel Awards (Jan ‘16); The largest scheduled airline by air traffic movements at Aberdeen, Belfast City, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports (UK CAA Feb’17); Operates fleet of 84 aircraft – 59 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; 79% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Feb ’17); Flybe’s MRO division, Flybe Aviation Services Ltd (FAS) is one of the world’s leading and most advanced maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organisations; Has its 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