Flybe starts new Amsterdam route

Flybe launches its first ever low cost route to Amsterdam from Southampton airport and promises to undercut competitor fares by up to 50%.The announcement is of high strategic importance to Flybe as it moves into the Amsterdam market, and the airline will make further announcements of new routes to Amsterdam from other UK bases in the coming weeks.

This latest route announcement comes just a week after Flybe announced its intention to break into the German market with its first flights to Hanover and Düsseldorf, signalling the airline’s intention to continue expansion across Europe.

With twice daily* flights on sale from just £24.99 one way including taxes and charges, Flybe will significantly undercut competitor fares. The low cost airlines’ fares will be up to 50% cheaper than Scotairways and 25% less that BMI on the same route, providing both business and leisure travellers with a great value, frequent and convenient service to Amsterdam.

Launching on 11th September 2006, Flybe’s service will fly passengers from the South direct to the heart of Amsterdam, one of Europe’s most popular destinations and famed as a city which combines culture with a party atmosphere suitable for the young and old.

The route is now available for booking at http://www.flybe.com/:

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Southampton to Amsterdam
? Route commences on 11th September 2006
? Fares from £24.99 one way including taxes and charges

Flybe also announces that it will deploy the brand new Embraer 195 on the Southampton- Edinburgh route which will allow increased passenger numbers on this key domestic route linking the South of England with Scotland’s capital city.

Mike Rutter, Chief Commercial Officer Flybe commented: “We are in direct competition with BMI and Scotairways on this route but with a frequent daily service, and fares which significantly undercut the competition, we are extremely confident that this route will prove hugely successful.”

“This announcement, coupled with our intention to utilise the Embraer 195 on the Southampton- Edinburgh route, highlights our continued investment in Southampton and proves our long-term commitment to the region.”
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