Published on Monday, March 29, 2010

Flybe’s expanded summer schedule takes off


Twenty four new services have been introduced by Flybe as part of its summer schedule.
The carrier will serve 190routes across the UK and Europe including destinations such as Croatia, France, Portugal and Spain.
The airline claims to offer the widest choice of summer connections to regional France, with 42 routes to and from 12 French and 11 UK airports.
These inlude new routes from Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester and Gatwick.
Chief commercial officer Mike Rutter said: “Despite industry challenges over the past year, we are delighted to be offering passengers the choice of 190 routes this summer and to providing affordable quality flights to the widest possible range of desirable destinations.
“Together with our franchise partner, Loganair, we remain committed to keeping Britain on the move and, with holiday bookings already up on the same period last year, we are also pleased to report a significant return in business traffic over the last six months. We will continue to expand our route network and to provide innovative, quality travel options.”
Flybe’s new summer schedule includes new routes:
·         Birmingham: Avignon (3xweek), Bordeaux (4xweek), Limoges (3xweek) Perpignan (3xweek) and Rennes (3xweek)
·         Edinburgh: Manston Kent (7xweek); Limoges (2xweek)
·         Exeter: Hannover (3xweek)
·         Guernsey: Belfast (2xweek July 14-Aug 28), Edinburgh (3xweek July 13 - Aug 31), Newcastle (2xweek), Norwich (1xweek)
·         Humberside: Belfast (4xweek), Malaga (1xweek)
·         Isle of Man: Bristol (4xweek)
·         Jersey: Once weekly Prestwick (June 19 - Sep 18) and Durham Tees Valley (May 29-Sep18)
·         London Gatwick: Limoges (3xweek)
·         Manchester: Avignon (2xweek), Bournemouth (6xweek) Bergerac (3xweek) and Limoges (3xweek)
·         Newcastle: Hannover (3xweek)
·         Southampton: Verona(weekly)
Returning for the summer 2010 (Until October 30) are:
·         Aberdeen: Jersey
·         Belfast City: Jersey
·         Birmingham: Bergerac, Brest, Dubrovnik, La Rochelle, Split, Toulouse
·         Exeter: Avignon, Bergerac, Dubrovnik, Norwich, Rennes
·         Edinburgh: Bergerac, Rennes, Newquay
·         Glasgow: La Rochelle
·         Inverness: Jersey, Southampton
·         Isle of Man: Southampton
·         Jersey: Aberdeen,Belfast City,Dundee, Humberside, Inverness, Nice, Southend
·         Manchester: Brest, La Rochelle, Rennes
·         Newcastle: Limoges
·         Southampton:  Avignon, Bordeaux, Brest, Dubrovnik, Isle of Man, Limoges, Perpignan, Rennes, Split, Salzburg

by Phil Davies

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