·         Extra seats from Cardiff to Dublin for Scarlets fans

·         Larger jet to operate Birmingham to Bordeaux flights


Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has added extra capacity on key flights to Bordeaux and Dublin, the host cities of the Champions Cup semi-finals, to help more rugby fans travel to see their side compete for a place in the final.


For Scarlets supporters, Flybe has put on a larger aircraft on its Cardiff to Dublin flights on Saturday 21st April and Sunday 22nd April, replacing the 88- seat Embraer E75 with a 118-seater Embraer E95 jet, ensuring that more fans from Wales can make it to the big match being played against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium. The Saturday flight arrives in Dublin at 0700, well ahead of the kick-off, with an early evening return flight the following day that arrives back on Welsh soil at 1750 on Sunday, allowing sufficient post-match recovery time!


Flybe has also added extra capacity to flights between Birmingham and Bordeaux for fans travelling to the other semi-final between Racing 92 and Munster at the Stade Chaban Delmas in Bordeaux. Flights on Monday 16th April, Friday 20th April and Saturday 21st April will now be operated by the larger Embraer E75 jet.


Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, Roy Kinnear, said: “We listened to the fans and are pleased that we have actioned the changes necessary to allow even more supporters to travel to and enjoy watching their team at these all-important semi-finals. Flybe has a history of supporting passionate fans who travel around Europe in support of their team, and we are proud to be supporting them again as they make their way to the Champions Cup.”


Full details of Flybe’s Summer 2018 schedule can be found at