Posted on: 29 October 2015 by Mark Howells
Flybe has announced plans to begin two new year-round services to Rotterdam The Hague from Birmingham and Manchester airports twice daily during the week and once a day at weekends.
Manchester flights, which will begin on 8 February 2016, are scheduled to take off at both 07:00 and 16:30 on weekdays, landing in Rotterdam at 09:30 and 19:00 respectively. The return weekday flights will depart from Rotterdam 09:55 and 19:25, arriving back in Manchester for 10:35 and 19:50 respectively. The Saturday return service from Manchester follows the same timings as the first set of daily flights during the week. On Sunday, a Flybe aircraft will leave Manchester at 18:05, getting to Rotterdam at 20:35. After the standard 25 minute turnaround, the aircraft will take off again at 21:00 before coming back into Manchester at 21:30.
From Birmingham, the first set of return flights to Rotterdam on weekdays will leave at 07:00, touching down in Rotterdam at 09:30 before taking off again at 09:55 to arrive back in Birmingham for 10:10. These timings also apply to Flybe’s Saturday Birmingham–Rotterdam flight. The second return flight on the route during weekdays departs Birmingham at 15:50, landing in Rotterdam at 18:10. The return leg leaves Rotterdam at 18:35, coming back into Birmingham at 19:00. The timings of this second return flight during weekdays are also applicable to Flybe’s Sunday Birmingham–Rotterdam service.
Paul Simmons, Flybe’s chief commercial officer, stated, “Our brand new routes to Rotterdam The Hague open up another new destination for Flybe. We are committed to offering the widest possible range of flights from local airports particularly via our main hubs at Birmingham and Manchester. The Birmingham route in particular will provide convenient connections for passengers travelling to or from Belfast, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow. We look forward to welcoming all our new passengers on board.”