Flybe has announced plans to add 16 new routes to its summer 2010 programme. These will operate from its UK regional hubs – Birmingham, Exeter, Guernsey, Jersey, Manchester and Southampton and Gatwick – to mainland Europe.
The new routes will boost Flybe’s summer weekly schedule to 3,738 flights.
New services from Birmingham include Avignon (3 per week), Bordeaux (4 per week), Limoges (3 per week) and Rennes (3 per week). The Manchester services will run to Avignon (2 per week), Bergerac (3 per week) and Limoges (3 per week).
It is also adding new weekly services from Jersey to Prestwick and Durham Tees Valley, and also from Gatwick to Limoges (3 per week) and Southampton to Verona (weekly).
Flybe’s other new summer routes also now on sale serve the German city of Hannover from Exeter and Newcastle; and a Bristol to the Isle of Man service.
Other highlights include the return of the airline’s French regional routes from Exeter to Avignon, Bergerac and Rennes together with services to Dubrovnic and Norwich.
Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “In an environment in which other airlines are withdrawing services, we’re delighted to be offering close to 4,000 summer flights a week that include the operation of another 16 brand new routes. We are committed to ensuring that Flybe offers an extensive range of affordable quality flights to the widest possible range of attractive destinations.
“With people already planning next year’s holidays and wanting their budgets go as far as possible, it’s advisable to book early and take advantage of the lowest possible fares.”