Flybe targets Germany for expansion

12th Jun 2006

Flybe has announced a major move
into the German market with the first tranche of routes launched to the
German cities of Düsseldorf and Hannover from Southampton Airport.
This latest move is of high strategic importance to the airline as it pushes its
boundaries and continues to grow across Europe, significantly increasing its
destination base in the coming months.

Coming at a time when Germany is the focus of huge attention across the globe
thanks to the World Cup, Flybe believes the extension of its destination base will
support its steady growth in passenger numbers and will make a significant impact
on regional air travel across the UK.

Twice daily flights to Düsseldorf and a daily service to Hannover will run
throughout the winter season and with seats on sale from just £29.99 one way
including taxes and charges, Flybe will undercut competitor fares by over 50% on
both routes offering passengers a convenient, cost effective service direct from
their doorstep.

Launching on 29th October, Flybe’s service will fly passengers direct to two
of Germany’s most vibrant cities offering travellers a wealth of exciting
options for weekend city breaks, or longer more leisurely trips to explore the
delights of the regions.

With the recent upgrade of its Economy Plus service, business travellers can
benefit from the option of pre-allocated seats and access to Flybe’s executive
lounge at Southampton airport, as well as its recently launched online check-in


Located on the River Rhine, Düsseldorf is a key centre for business, home to many
top telecommunication companies, trading centres and advertising headquarters.
With a tradition in arts, culture and theatre, the capital of the North
Rhine-Westphalia also has plenty to entertain the cultural traveller.

Hannover, located at the heart of the Lower Saxony region, is one of Germany’s
most interesting cities combining the history and intrigue of Hannover old town
with the lively surrounding areas home to beautiful gardens, fantastic shopping
and a wealth of cultural and educational experiences.

Flybe> ‘s latest routes are now available for booking at

Southampton to Düsseldorf
*      Route commences on 29th October
*      Fares from £29.99 one way including taxes and charges

Southampton to Hannover
*      Route commences on 29th October
*      Fares from £29.99 one way including taxes and charges

The flights from Southampton to Düsseldorf and Hannover mark the start of Flybe’s winter schedule 2006, which will be announced in full over the following

Mike Rutter, Chief Commercial Officer Flybe comments, “This significant move
into the German market sees us delivering on our promise to continue expansion
across Europe. We see huge potential for growth in the area and this is just the
first of many new route announcements for Flybe in this exciting new marketplace.”

“Over the past year we have aggressively increased our services and passenger
numbers from our regional bases across the UK and we will continue in our goal to
bring more destinations directly to people’s doorsteps, pushing the growth of
regional air travel.”


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