Flybe scores six new routes from four airports

Flybe Amsterdam to Dundee

Dundee Airport rolled out the purple carpet on 23 May and had colourful ‘Oor Wullies’ characters lined up for an unusual welcome salute to celebrate the inaugural flight of Flybe’s service from Amsterdam which will operate five times a week. The ribbon cutting was conducted by: Derrick Lang, Dundee Airport Manager; Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport Scotland and the Islands; Vincent Hodder, Flybe Chief Revenue Officer; Lord Andrew Dunlop, UK Under Secretary of State for Scotland; and Inglis Lyon, Highlands and Islands Airports MD.

Liverpool Airport’s Air Service Development Manager Paul Winfield with Flybe’s UK GM (North and ROI) Andrea Hayes

Liverpool Airport’s Air Service Development Manager Paul Winfield with Flybe’s UK GM (North and ROI) Andrea Hayes, celebrating the airline’s latest route to Newquay Airport on 21 May. The route will face no competition.

Paul Willoughby, Flybe GM UK South (and fellow Coventry City fan with anna.aero Editor Marc Watkins) and William Pearson

Paul Willoughby, Flybe GM UK South (and fellow Coventry City fan with anna.aero Editor Marc Watkins) and William Pearson, Birmingham Airport Aviation Development Director celebrate with cake the start of three new French regional services – Limoges, Nantes and Rennes ‒ from the UK airport on 21 May.

  • Flybe has used the last week to commence six new services from three of its UK bases, as well as Amsterdam (AMS). Commenting on the Liverpool (LPL) to Newquay (NQY) route which began on 21 May, Robin Tudor, Head of PR for Liverpool Airport says: “Cornwall is a beautiful part of the country but notoriously difficult to get to at the best of times, taking at least 5 hours by car and even longer by train from Liverpool. Flybe’s flight to Newquay now means the region’s holidaymakers can be there in just over an hour saving all the hassle and able to spend more time to enjoy this popular holiday region.” Starting on 23 May, the airline also linked to Dundee (DND) from Amsterdam. This is now the fourth route operated by Flybe under the UK Government’s Regional Air Connectivity Fund. Scotland Office Minister Andrew Dunlop said: “I am really pleased that the UK Government has been able to invest in Flybe’s new Dundee to Amsterdam route, giving Dundee great links to Europe and beyond.” Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, who spoke to anna.aero at the opening of the carrier’s Doncaster Sheffield base, added: “We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and support with which this new route has been received and look forward to it going from strength to strength. We are honoured to be the first airline to provide Dundee travellers with this crucial international air link. It is a another example of Flybe’s commitment to strengthening our position as the airline of choice for customers in Scotland who have a need for air travel but live in areas not previously well served.” Beginning on 21 May, Flybe also commenced three routes from Birmingham, on which William Pearson, Aviation Development Director at the UK airport, says: “We are confident that these new French routes will be extremely popular with our business and leisure passengers over the summer months. Regional France was relatively unserved from Birmingham until these flights started and so we think there will be a high demand for seats.”
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition (WF)
21 May Birmingham (BHX) Limoges (LIG) EQV (2)
Nantes (NTE) EQV (5)
Rennes (RNS) Q400 (4)
Glasgow (GLA) Newquay (NQY) Q400 (1)
Liverpool (LPL)
23 May Amsterdam (AMS) Dundee (DND) Q400 (5)
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 24 May.

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