Flybe's winter getaway bargains take to the skies from East Midlands Airport

The start of Flybe’s 2012-13 Winter programme this Sunday (October 28th) from East Midlands Airport with a choice of seven routes, including four that are brand new for winter, has been applauded by local high profile business leaders particularly for the additional global connectivity that those to Amsterdam, and Paris Charles de Gaulle through its codeshare with Air France, now offer.

“It’s fantastic news that Flybe is adding to the destinations offered from East Midlands and also giving local businesses the ability to connect to places where they want to do business,” comments Ron Lynch, Regional Director for the Institute of Directors: while George Cowcher, Chief Executive of Derby & Nottingham Chamber of Commerce adds that “the connectivity to the international ‘hubs’ of Amsterdam and Paris is an essential development giving a boost to assist business travellers and will be welcomed right across the region.”

Ken O’Toole, Chief Commercial Officer, Manchester Airport Group, owner of East Midlands Airport said: “Early bookings indicate there’s no doubt that routes to these major European cities will continue to flourish. Good transport links to key hubs in Europe are critical for the East Midlands and the local business community and Flybe’s expanding network at the airport is fundamental to ensure that our region is well connected.”

Flybe’s new winter programme offers travellers a choice of up to 166 flights a week on seven routes with the four brand new for winter being Amsterdam, Jersey and Paris Charles de Gaulle, and a Saturday ski route to Chambery with dates extended through next year’s Easter holidays.

In ‘Making flying better’ for its passengers, Flybe continues to provide affordable travel coupled with adding extra value for money benefits that include mobile booking, no debit card charges and three booking choices – Essentials, New Economy and Plus. These join existing long-standing benefits such as free assigned seating and a number of dedicated Executive Lounges at key airports.

7 routes with a total choice of up to 166 flights a week
4 brand new routes – Amsterdam, Jersey, Paris Charles de Gaulle and new weekly ski route to Chambery (Dec 15th – April 13th 2013)
First winter season of new routes to Edinburgh and Glasgow
Tickets on sale for booking at from 29.99 one way including taxes and charges

Andrew Strong, Flybe UK’s Managing Director, comments: “Our selection of routes from East Midlands this coming winter gives both business and leisure travellers the choice of affordable travel to key destinations from their local airport. Our passengers can be assured that, by choosing to travel with Flybe, they are flying with the largest regional airline in Europe.”

John Day, Chairman of Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce, adds: "I feel sure that businesses throughout Leicestershire will be delighted that Flybe now offer regular flights from East Midlands Airport to such a good choice of destinations. They will help the drive to operate in UK and European markets Leicestershire businesses contribute to the recovery of the East Midlands economy.”

Concludes Mr Strong: “This winter seals Flybe’s intention of building a strong network from the airport and we look forward to flying many East Midlands’ travellers to the new destinations we have available. With demand exceeding expectations on many of these new routes, we would advise people to book early to take advantage of the lowest possible fares.”

Published on: 26/10/2012 16:44:26

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