European regional carrier Flybe has announced news of it updated services for the Winter 2018-19 timetable operating from two of it’s major UK hubs at Southampton and Exeter airports.
Flybe’s updated seasonal offering at Southampton Air will feature changes to five of its most popular routes, with frequency rising from four to five services a day on both the Edinburgh and Glasgow connections. Whereas the Southampton – Newcastle connection will move to three flights per week with the introduction of a new slot on Friday mornings.
Connections to Alicante in Spain and Jersey’s Bergerac Airport will double to twice a week and three times a week, respectively.
Roy Kinnear, Flybe’s chief commercial officer said: “We are committed to grow our services from Southampton and so are pleased to offer our customers added choice this winter with more frequency on some of our most popular routes.”
Neil Garwood, managing director at Southampton Airport said: “We are delighted that Flybe has decided to expand on their winter seats capacity. Southampton Airport offers a wide range of destinations not only for winter holidays but also for essential business travel, and it’s great to be able to offer even more choice of flights for our passengers.”
Flybe’s updated winter product for Exeter Airport boosts flights on three main services with the addition of a second daily flight to Paris Charles de Gaulle, and increasing the number of flights it operates a week to Amsterdam, from seven to 11. In addition, it has added services to Belfast City, Edinburgh and Manchester.
Commenting on additional flights Kinnear said: Amsterdam and Paris are both extremely popular destinations in their own right. The added flights, including those to our Manchester hub, will also facilitate more convenient day returns and give enhanced onward connection opportunities to the rest of the world when booked via our codeshare partners or through travel agents.”
Exeter Airport managing director, Matt Roach, added : “The news that our local airline is so significantly increasing its flights with us this winter is very welcome. We will have twice as many departures to Paris each week which means a greater choice of flights to the French capital and more opportunities for onward connectivity with Flybe’s partner airline, Air France.
It’s also great news that there’ll be more flights and excellent connections to Amsterdam and to Manchester where the weekday frequency is four per day. Many thousands of South West passengers are expected to use these additional services and enjoy the convenience of departing from their local airport.”
Tickets for the updated winter services, for travel 28 October 2018 to 30 March 2019, are available now.