Flybe has launched flights to three new French routes from Birmingham Airport, namely Nantes, Rennes-Saint-Jacques and Limoges. The routes form part of the airline’s expanded Summer 2016 flying programme.
Five flights per week are taking off to the historic port city of Nantes on the Loire River in western France until 29th October 2016. Nantes is ideally situated as a gateway to the beaches of the Atlantic coast and highlights of the Loire Valley, including Muscadet wine, cycling and river tourism.
Rennes, the capital city of Brittany, boasts a 2,000 year history. It is an ideal base from which to discover Brittany, including the Forest of Brocéliande – which legend claims is the home of Merlin, King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake. Flights to Rennes-Saint-Jacques will operate four times a week until 25th September 2016.
Limoges is a town of art and history in west-central France. The Limousin Region is a popular destination for fishing, horse-riding, golf and mountain biking, owing to its beautiful and diverse scenery. Flights to Limoges will operate twice a week until 29th October 2016.
These new summer routes provide an additional boost to Flybe’s existing high frequency schedule from Birmingham Airport.
William Pearson, Aviation Development Director at Birmingham Airport, said: “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 high demand for seats.
“Flybe is a very popular carrier here at Birmingham Airport, serving 30 destinations and offering passengers great service and fantastic value.”
Paul Willoughby, Flybe’s General Manager UK South, said: “Time saving, affordable and punctual travel to a wide choice of attractive destinations is what we will be delivering to our customers this summer. Our French regional routes open up a multitude of holiday destinations which are often overlooked by British travellers, due to their relative inaccessibility. We look forward to welcoming all of our passengers from Birmingham on board this summer.”
Seats are on sale now at www.flybe.com from £32.99 one-way including taxes and charges.