Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline has added a brand new route to Manchester as part of its upcoming 2016-17 Winter schedule with daily flights from Toulouse joining the return of those to Birmingham.
from left to right Catherine Gay, directrice du Développement Aéronautique d’Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac, Jean-Michel Vernhes, président du directoire d’Aéroport Toulouse-Blagnac et Evelyne Faure, directrice France de Flybe.
Flybe adds brand new route to 2016-17 winter schedule from Toulouse
Brand new route to Manchester
FLYBE Leading regional airline expands winter schedule with brand new route to Manchester and return of daily flights to Birmingham. One way fares are from €39 including taxes and charges and are available for booking at www.flybe.com
The airline’s successful Birmingham and Manchester hubs offer Toulouse passengers the added opportunity to take advantage of convenient, seamless onward connections with Flybe to a large choice of UK regional destinations.
With a flight time of just under two hours from Toulouse to Birmingham, customers can reach the heart of the UK in next to no time, with both the North and the South of England equally easily accessible from the Midlands airport hub.
Manchester is one of England’s largest northern cities with a rich industrial heritage and is home to a thriving culture of music, sport, shopping, bars and restaurants. It is also home to the UK headquarters of a number of globally recognised companies such as Adidas, Siemens and Kellogg’s – and of course, to two famous football teams, City and United!
When choosing to fly to the UK with Flybe, customers can be assured that they are also travelling with an airline that is recognised for its excellent on time performance record. Civil Aviation Authority have again placed Flybe in the top spot for on time performance last year amongst those airlines which operate over 30,000 flights a year. 84% of Flybe flights were on time, ahead of Ryanair (82.1%), British Airways (72.7%) and Easyjet (71.7%).
Flybe has always committed to offering its passengers the widest possible choice of product, and recently introduced the UK’s iconic ‘Original Glazed’ Krispy Kreme® doughnut onboard for the first time ever on any airline! As Krispy Kreme does not currently have any outlets or shops in mainland Europe, this has been the first opportunity for French passengers to enjoy this popular sweet treat.
Convenient, affordable, punctual travel
Flybe’s General Manager France, Evelyne Faure, comments:
“We are delighted to be expanding our winter schedule from Toulouse with our new daily flights. Manchester and Birmingham are key UK destinations for both business and leisure travellers. Both have excellent links for onward travel opening up the whole of the UK to passengers from Toulouse.
“Flybe is committed to providing convenient, affordable, punctual travel to a wide choice of attractive destinations. We look forward to welcoming many new passengers on board.”
Good news for the toulouse inhabitants
“Flybe is coming back in Toulouse and it’s a good news for the inhabitants, says
Jean-Michel Vernhes, chairman of the executive board.
These two daily flights to Manchester and Birmingham give the opportunity to go easily in the Nord of England and also use Flybe’s hubs in both cities to go the nearest of their final destination, in Scotland, Ireland or Ulster.“
SCHEDULE DETAILS OF FLYBE’S 2016-17 WINTER SCHEDULE FROM TOULOUSE
Effective for travel between 30th October – 25th March 2017
TOULOUSE (TLS) TO MANCHESTER (MAN)
Mon & Fri
Dep MAN 1040 Arr TLS 1340 Dep TLS 1425 Arr MAN 1530
Tues, Wednes, Thurs & Satur
Dep MAN 1055 Arr TLS 1355 Dep TLS 1440 Arr MAN 1545
Dep MAN 0840 Arr TLS 1140 Dep TLS 1225 Arr MAN 1330
TOULOUSE (TLS) TO BIRMINGHAM (BHX)
Dep BHX 1055 Arr TLS 1345 Dep TLS 1420 Arr BHX 1515
Dep BHX 0700 Arr TLS 0950 Dep TLS 1025 Arr BHX 1120
Dep BHX 1130 Arr TLS 1420 Dep TLS 1455 Arr BHX 1550
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 218 routes serving 10 countries from 75 departure points, 40 UK/35 European airports* (all routes on sale May’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);
- Best Short-Haul Airline’ at the 2016 Business Travel Awards (Jan ‘16);
Flybe is 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:
- 51 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 and Air Berlin; has three franchise partners, Loganair, Stobart Air and Blue Islands making it only UK airline brand with 70% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Apr’15); has 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 (30 routes/11 airports exclusively served by Flybe’s franchise partner, Loganair: and 3 routes and 3 airports exclusively operated by franchise partner, Stobart Air)
Source: Flybe communication, Toulouse Blagnac Airport communication