21 January 2014

Knock

Leading regional airline adds extra flights with larger aircraft as part of extensive 2014 Summer schedule.

Flybe, Europe’s largest independent regional airline, has announced a number of additional flights from Birmingham Airport boosting the frequency on three of its most popular European routes namely Hanover, Milan-Malpensa and Stuttgart creating new double daily flights effective for travel from March 30th, 2014 as well as an extra Saturday service to Stuttgart.

In addition to these extra flights, the airline will also be utilising larger 88-seat Embraer 175 jet aircraft on the majority of its Hanover and Stuttgart services previously operated by the smaller 78-seat Q400 turboprop.

In total, Flybe will operate up to 680 flights a week to and from Birmingham on 24 routes for summer including its recently announced daily service to Newquay. The airline also reports plans are well advanced for even more new routes with a significant announcement expected shortly.


BIRMINGHAM - MILAN-MALPENSA

Daily
Dep     Birmingham        0645                 Arr        Milan               0950
Dep     Milan                   1020                 Arr        Birmingham    1130

Mon-Sat
Dep     Birmingham       1650                 Arr        Milan               1955
Dep     Milan                   2025                 Arr        Birmingham    2135

Dep     Birmingham       1350                 Arr        Milan               1655
Dep     Milan                   1725                Arr        Birmingham    1835
(effective for travel 24th May – 13th Sep)

Sun
Dep     Birmingham     1655                  Arr        Milan                 2010
Dep     Milan                 2040                 Arr        Birmingham      2200

 

BIRMINGHAM – STUTTGART
Flight times also re-scheduled to provide convenient day returns

Mon-Sat
Dep      Birmingham    0710                 Arr        Stuttgart             1005
Dep      Stuttgart          1030                 Arr        Birmingham       1130

Mon-Fri
Dep      Birmingham    1640                 Arr        Stuttgart             1935
Dep      Stuttgart          2000                 Arr        Birmingham        2100

Sun
Dep     Birmingham     1330                 Arr        Stuttgart              1640
Dep     Stuttgart           1705                 Arr        Birmingham        1830

 

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer comments: “We’re pleased to be offering our passengers the added choice of extra flights from Birmingham. The move highlights our commitment of listening to our customers’ needs. These new flights also reflect the increasing focus that Flybe is putting on Birmingham Airport.”

Paul Kehoe, Birmingham Airport’s CEO, said: “Adding this extra capacity on key European routes from Birmingham is great news for Midlands’ business and leisure travellers. We’re very pleased with this decision by Flybe to offer more choice to Hanover, Milan and Stuttgart, and look forward to working with the airline to release more great news soon that will benefit the region’s air traveller even further.”

Adds Mr Simmons: “We expect our increased services to prove especially beneficial to business passengers needing more travel options so that they can manage their time more efficiently.  We are continually looking for ways in which we can expand and improve our network and look forward to announcing soon some exciting new Flybe routes from Birmingham very shortly.”

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