Flybe adds three new Southampton–France routes for summer 2011

Flybe has announced three brand new services to France – Beziers, Clermont-Ferrand and Pau – from Southampton currently planned to operate between May and September 2011.

To Beziers, Flybe will operate twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays between 27 May and 10 September, departing Southampton at 10:45 and reaching Beziers at 13:40. The return leaves Beziers at 14:20 and gets back to Southampton at 15:05 (all times local).

Clermont-Ferrand will be served three times weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 21 May to 10 September. Flights on Mondays and Thursdays take off from Southampton at 10:50 and arrive in Clermont-Ferrand at 13:25. In the opposite direction, flights leave at 13:50 and land in Southampton at 14:25. Saturday flights on the route depart Southampton at 11:40 to get to Clermont-Ferrand at 14:15. Inbound the service leaves Clermont-Ferrand at 14:40, reaching Southampton at 15:15.

Pau will get two flights a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, from 25 May to 10 September. Wednesday flights will leave Southampton at 10:45 and arrive in Pau at 13:40. From Pau the flight will push back at 14:10 and is scheduled to reach Southampton at 15:05. The Sunday service takes off from Southampton at 14:05, getting to Pau at 17:00. The return departs Pau at 17:30 and lands in Southampton at 18:25.

Times on all the flights above are local times.

Mike Rutter, Flybe’s chief commercial officer, commented, “We are pleased to announce these three new routes to France from Southampton that complement our 10 existing routes for those travelling to and from regional France. They will further position Southampton as the most convenient gateway into the South of England from France and also serve to underpin inbound tourism that is so key to local economies especially in these hard-pressed times.”

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