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Flybe adds low cost flights

14 January 2008

Flybe has signed a franchise agreement with Scottish regional airline Loganair that will see it introducing its low cost flights to the Highlands and Islands.

Loganair now operates as a franchise of British Airways, but will fly in Flybe colours from 26 October this year. The Scottish airline currently carries around 500,000 passengers a year and operates on 26 routes from 16 airports in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, Dublin, Derry and the Isle of Man. Routes include Glasgow airport to Shetland, Orkney, Stornoway, Derry and Dublin, and Edinburgh airport to Shetland, Orkney, Wick, Inverness, Stornoway, and the Isle of Man.


Airline’s new South West flights

27 November 2007

The South West based airline Flybe has announced expansion plans as part of a bid to strengthen its position as a regional hub.

The airline company has said seven new routes are scheduled for its two airports in Cornwall and Devon.

New services to Glasgow, Birmingham and Southampton will be on offer from Newquay.

Passengers from Exeter will be able to travel to Aberdeen, Dubrovnik, Inverness and Brussels.

All the flights are expected to start in the spring next year.

source: BBC

Budget airline Flybe mulling IPO from late 2008

13 November 2007

Budget airline Flybe would consider a flotation late next year or early in 2009, its chief executive said on Monday.

Jim French told reporters the carrier would first want to complete the integration of BA Connect, which it bought from British Airways a year ago, as well as its substitution programme of replacing the BA Connect fleet with new planes.

source: Reuters

Flybe slashes Jersey to Gatwick prices

18 September 2007

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is today announcing the introduction of two additional services during peak commuter travel times on its popular Jersey to London Gatwick route that will boost its daily return service on this key route to six a day.

Flybe is also adding an extra Saturday service. Ticket prices have also been slashed to £19.99 one way on selected flights and are now available for booking on for flights commencing 28th October 2007.

source: Easier

Low-cost airline launches frequent flyer programme

25 July 2007

Flybe’s new rewards system gives its passengers two points per return flight, or four points for its “‘economy plus'” upgraded service per return flight, with half as many points offered for single flights.

For 16 points Flybe will give customers a free return flight, and for 20 points the airline offers a year’s free access to its VIP airport lounge.


Flybe cuts its flights from Norwich

17 July 2007

Angry passengers have hit out after budget airline Flybe axed a number of popular routes and blamed the controversial terminal tax for killing off routes.

Since the much-vaunted arrival of the low-cost airline in the city in January 2005, the number of scheduled flights to a range of UK and European destinations has more than doubled.

Passenger numbers have boomed with holidaymakers joining business people on flights out of the city to a number of destinations including Amsterdam, Paris, Belfast, Edinburgh, Malaga and Alicante.

But the introduction of a controversial £3-a-flight terminal tax for passengers in April has led to the withdrawal of some flights this winter including Alicante/ Malaga.


Flybe launches Flybe-Wines

14 July 2007

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, today announces an exclusive deal with Wines4business.

The partnership signals the launch of which, through a dedicated website, features exclusive content from the renowned wine expert and Sunday Express columnist, Jamie Goode. It will enable Flybe passengers to join an exclusive wine club that offers an extensive range of great value wines to suit everyone’s palate and pocket.

The Flybe Wine club sees the airline continuing to provide customers with an innovative and quality product range that adds value to its existing customer service offering thereby setting Flybe apart from other low cost carriers. The deal will bolster Flybe’s ancillary revenues which have over recent months seen new developments such as FlybeCruises.

source: Easier

Flybe under fire for cancelled flights

12 July 2007

Flybe has come under fire after it emerged it has cancelled more than 170 flights from Birmingham International Airport in the last three months.

The number of flights cancelled by the budget operator is more than triple the number of British Airways cancellations when it operated the same routes in 2006.

Flybe’s German routes – the carrier flies to Stuttgart, Hannover, Hamburg and Dusseldorf – have been particularly badly hit.


Flybe announce more services from Southampton to Manchester

21 June 2007

Flybe, Europe’s biggest regional airline, today announces plans to increase its daily service from Southampton to Manchester from six to seven flights a day, as well as deploying the Embraer 195 on at least half of these services, increasing capacity by 40%.

Flybe has been operating on this route since 2004 and with fares starting at just £27.99 one way including taxes and charges and is responding to consumer demand since it lowered fares in the aftermath of its takeover of the high-price BA Connect.

source: Easier

Cheap flights from Cardiff to Paris

30 April 2007

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has launched its first ever flights from Cardiff direct to the French capital city of Paris.

With fares from £34.99 one way including taxes and charges, travellers from Wales have been snapping up seats, bagging a bargain break to the city.

Flybe has the direct service to Paris following the recent acquisition of BA Connect earlier this year, adding the Welsh capital to its list of UK bases and providing the people of Wales, especially from its South West region, with a low cost and convenient travel alternative.