Flybe, the UK-based leading regional airlines, has announced its new 2015-16 winter schedule to and from Exeter. The airline also announced an agreement with Emirates offering expanded services from Newquay Airport, reports said.
The winter schedule for Exeter includes 12 routes with a choice of up to 158 flights a week available for travel between October 25, 2015 and March 26, 2016. Towards meeting passenger demand, the airline has also announced a re-scheduling of the return evening flight from London City that will depart at 1725, arriving in Exeter at 1835.
The airline has also confirmed the extension of its summer sun routes to Alicante, Faro and Malaga until November 1, 2015, and the return of popular Saturday ski routes to Chambery and Geneva.
In addition, following a new codeshare agreement between Flybe and Emirates, passengers at Newquay Airport will now be able to travel to 145 destinations across six continents in 84 countries on a single ticket.
Al Titterington, managing director, Newquay Cornwall Airport, said: ‘This new codeshare agreement between Flybe and Emirates will provide passengers in Cornwall with the freedom to travel anywhere on the Emirates global network at the click of a button and is another exciting development in the continued growth of Newquay Cornwall Airport.’
Laurie Berryman, Emirates vice president, UK, said: ‘Our new codeshare agreement with Flybe will provide passengers in Newquay with increased choice, flexibility and ease of connection to Dubai and on bound to destinations on Emirates’ global network.
‘Offering a smoother, more convenient travel experience, it will also make travel into Newquay more accessible for international tourists and open up the delights of the town and wider region to more people around the world.’
Passengers will be able to check their bags at Newquay and not have to collect them until their final destination. Flybe’s current schedule from Newquay will allow passengers to connect to five Emirates services departing daily from airports across the UK including Birmingham, Manchester and London Gatwick.