Flybe tweaks timetables to assist rugby fans ahead of key Murrayfield clash

14th Jan 2010
Flybe tweaks timetables to assist rugby fans ahead of key Murrayfield clash

Flybe, the UK’s Number One Domestic Airline and one of Europe’s largest regional airlines, is making sure that no French rugby fan will miss out in the scrum for flight tickets to attend their team’s important Six Nations Rugby tournament clash against Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday February 7th.  There is already hot demand for tickets and fans can now book with confidence safe on the knowledge that they will be able to enjoy the quickest and most convenient travel option to and from this key match.  To make this possible, the airline has adjusted the flight times on its Paris Charles de Gaulle to Manchester and Manchester to Edinburgh services to enable the best possible connections on February 6th and 8th.  This is in addition to the earlier return travel option to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Birmingham.

Adjusted return flight times Paris Charles de Gaulle-Manchester-Edinburgh are as follows:


BE7202   Depart Paris Charles de Gaulle 0955 arrive Manchester 1035      
BE 293     Depart Manchester 1135 arrive Edinburgh 1240



BE296     Depart Edinburgh 1530 arrive Manchester 1635

BE 7207   Depart Manchester 1735 arrive Paris Charles de Gaulle 2005


The move re-iterates Flybe’s commitment to bringing affordable, convenient travel to its customers and builds on Flybe’s tradition of supporting sporting activity in the regions in which it operates.


French fans will welcome the move as it spares them an otherwise lengthy and arduous train journey and also gives them a viable option to Flybe’s connecting route via Birmingham: French coach Marc Lièvremont will no doubt be glad that more of his fellow countrymen will be in attendance and the local economy in Edinburgh will be able to reap the added benefits of hundreds of additional French fans spending money in their city.


Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, Mike Rutter, says: “At Flybe, we always try to respond quickly to the needs of our passengers and this slight temporary amendment to two of our timetables is a perfect example of this. By making this small scheduling change, we’ve already seen a surge in bookings so it’s obviously proving a popular move.


“We never fail to be amazed by the sporting passion demonstrated by our passengers as they travel to support their players and are only too happy to help them fly their team’s flag wherever possible.  Given the obvious demand for travel from Paris to this particular match, fans are advised to book as soon as possible to ensure they don’t miss out.”


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