Posted on: 17 January 2012 by Ross McSweeny
Flybe will add six new routes – Newcastle to Newquay and Bergen (Norway); plus Belfast City–Newquay, Knock–Leeds Bradford, Waterford–Birmingham and Southampton–Tours – from the start of the summer season which offer up to 34 flights a week from 25 March.
Flybe says the six new routes have been chosen so that both leisure and business travellers have a wide variety of travel options available to them and, in the case of the Newcastle–Bergen route, re-instates a much-awaited link between the two twinned cities. The routes follow the announcement of Flybe’s new route between Newquay and Norwich and its franchise partner Loganair’s four new flights out of Norwich (to Exeter, the Isle of Man, Manchester and Southampton).
From 25 March, Birmingham to Waterford will have a daily flight, while Newcastle to Bergen flights will operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The Leeds Bradford to Knock service will also operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Newcastle to Newquay and Belfast City to Newquay will each have Saturday services beginning on 5 May. Finally, the Southampton–Tours route will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 16 May.
Flybe UK’s managing director, Andrew Strong, commented, “Flybe is committed to developing our route network throughout the regions and to keeping business and leisure travellers moving during these continued economically challenging times. The introduction of these six attractive destinations to our already extensive schedule for summer gives our passengers a large choice of affordable travel options and we look forward to operating our first flights to these new destinations.”