Posted on: 15 January 2010
Flybe is to increase significantly the frequency on its Birmingham–Glasgow route following bmibaby’s reduction of services on the route.
Mike Rutter, Flybe’s chief commercial officer, commented, “Flybe’s overriding priority is keeping Britain on the move. While other airlines unfortunately continue to retrench and cut yet more services, we remain committed to filling as many of these abandoned routes as possible so that business and leisure travellers can still have a wide choice of affordable and convenient options to key destinations.
“Flybe appreciates how crucial regional connectivity is as businesses work hard to climb out of these tough economic times and no other UK carrier has yet exhibited a bigger commitment to supporting the UK regions through thick and thin. This is why we have stepped in so quickly to make sure that passengers wanting to travel between Birmingham and Glasgow are not left in the lurch.”
Flybe currently operates up to 78 flights a week between Birmingham and Glasgow using a combination of Bombardier Q400s and Embraer 195s.