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
Dep Birmingham 0645 Arr Milan 0950
Dep Milan 1020 Arr Birmingham 1130
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)
Dep Birmingham 1655 Arr Milan 2010
Dep Milan 2040 Arr Birmingham 2200
BIRMINGHAM – STUTTGART
Flight times also re-scheduled to provide convenient day returns
Dep Birmingham 0710 Arr Stuttgart 1005
Dep Stuttgart 1030 Arr Birmingham 1130
Dep Birmingham 1640 Arr Stuttgart 1935
Dep Stuttgart 2000 Arr Birmingham 2100
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.”