Following the announcement that BA Connect will be pulling its services from Birmingham to Belfast from 21st August 2006, Flybe, the airline which has served this route for over 20 years, will offer those passengers inconvenienced by BA Connect a special rescue rate of 25% less than BA Connect’s lowest fare. Mike Rutter, Chief Commercial Officer, Flybe, comments: “Stepping in with a comprehensive rescue package, Flybe will offer BA Connect passengers a fast and frequent service between Belfast and Birmingham at a special introductory rate. We’re confident BA Connect passengers will find they get both lower prices and a better service with Flybe.
Flybe also announced today a 25% increase in capacity on the route and the introduction of a 7th daily flight. This takes the total number of rotations on Birmingham to Belfast City to 84 versus the nearest remaining competitor’s 38. Flybe will also have 8,250 seats per week on the route, 35% more than the only other competitor.”
He adds: “Flybe continues to expand its services from Birmingham and with the recent announcement of new routes to Aberdeen and Galway, now offers passengers 22 direct destinations throughout the UK and Ireland.
Our advice to BA Connect passengers that don’t want to be stranded is simply book your flight with Flybe to avoid disappointment.”