FLYBE launches new weekend summer sun connections via SOUTHAMPTON

New leisure hub opens up 76 additional regional connections to France and Italy

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New weekend leisure hub

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has launched a new weekend leisure hub operating via Southampton Airport that, as part of its 2017 Summer schedule, makes it possible to travel to 12 European destinations from eight departure points across the UK. The seasonal flights operate at weekends between 27th May and 3rd September 2017 and are available to book now at www.flybe.com

76 connections to regional France and Italy

The new schedule opens up 76 connections to regional France and Italy on Saturdays and Sundays, the majority of which are brand new services to some of Europe’s most sought-after summer holiday destinations. Regional passengers will be able to seamlessly connect through Southampton to their final destination with the minimum of fuss and with just one initial check-in at their originating airport.

The airline’s schedule is tailored to ensure that no matter what part of the UK passengers are flying from, the connecting time at Southampton is kept to an absolute minimum and, from wheels up to touchdown, passengers will reach such attractive locations such Biarritz, Bordeaux or Verona in just a few hours.

New Southampton leisure hub

Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer comments: “We are delighted to introduce the new Southampton leisure hub to our regional passengers this summer. It further enhances the ever growing number of connections available to our customers wanting to enjoy fast, convenient travel farther afield from their local airport.”

Southampton Airport’s Managing Director, Dave Lees adds; “It is great that Southampton Airport is now a weekend leisure hub for Flybe which allows the rest of the UK to enjoy a ‘breeze through’ experience en route to their holiday destination. The airport prides itself on being fast, easy and friendly and is delighted that it can now help even more passengers reach summer sun from their local airport.”

NEW FLYBE SUMMER SUN ROUTES VIA SOUTHAMPTON WEEKEND LEISURE HUB

From Aberdeen to:

Avignon, Bergerac Dordogne, Bordeaux, Brest, La Rochelle, Limoges, Nantes, Perpignan-Rivesaltes, Rennes, Toulon-Hyères, Verona

Belfast to:

Avignon, Bergerac Dordogne, Biarritz, Brest, Rennes, Limoges, Nantes, La Rochelle, Toulon-Hyères

East Midlands to:

Avignon, Bergerac Dordogne, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Limoges, Nantes, Perpignan-Rivesaltes, Rennes, Toulon-Hyères, Verona

Edinburgh to:

Avignon, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, La Rochelle, Limoges, Nantes, Perpignan-Rivesaltes, Rennes, Toulon-Hyères, Verona

Exeter to:

Avignon, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Limoges, Nantes, Perpignan-Rivesaltes, , Toulon-Hyères, Verona

Glasgow to:

Avignon, Bergerac Dordogne, Biarritz, Bordeaux, La Rochelle, Limoges, Nantes, Perpignan-Rivesaltes, Rennes, Toulon-Hyères, Verona

Manchester to:

Avignon, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, Limoges, , Perpignan-Rivesaltes, Toulon-Hyères, Verona

Newcastle to:

Avignon, Bergerac Dordogne, La Rochelle, Limoges, Nantes, Rennes, Toulon-Hyères, Verona

Full details of the schedule are available at www.flybe.com

About Flybe

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline - 232 routes serving 15 countries from 87 departure points, 38 UK/49 European airports* (all routes on sale Jan’17 – Oct‘17); Operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA May’15 – Apr’16); 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 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.

*Flown under the Flybe brand

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