Doncaster Sheffield Airport has announced the Chambery in the Rhone-Alps region of south eastern France as the latest route in its Flybe winter programme, starting from December 17, 2016.
Given its proximity to Mont Blanc, Chambery – the gateway to a number of Alpine ski resorts – offers easy access to some of the finest slopes and facilities for the winter-sports lovers of Yorkshire. Chambery also offers increased tourism options being next to Lake Bourget, offering scenic views through walking routes as well being a historical city centre.
Steve Gill, managing director of Doncaster Sheffield Airport, said: ‘We are delighted to be adding a further destination to our Flybe winter programme in Chambery, coming swiftly on the back of announcing Dusseldorf to our new routes with Flybe. Being able to offer a winter sports destination as part of our winter programme is a great addition to our offer to customers alongside traditional getaway favourites like Alicante, Tenerife and Malaga.’
‘The new Flybe routes will offer an additional 500,000 seats and with growth from our incumbent airlines, we are predicting double-digit growth in 2016 with passenger figures rising to 1.35 million this year,’ added Gill.
Flybe’s chief revenue officer, Vincent Hodder, commented: ‘As Europe’s largest regional airline, we specialise in connecting the UK regions to Europe so we are pleased to add to our already extensive winter schedule from Doncaster Sheffield, these two additional routes to Dusseldorf and Chambery. We see them as a natural addition to our network from our new base and are confident that they will prove attractive options both for business travel and for winter getaways.’
With the new Chambery route and the recently announced Dusseldorf route, Flybe’s new base in Yorkshire at Doncaster Sheffield Airport will serve 10 winter destinations.
Starting December 17, 2016, flights to Chambery will operate once a week on Saturdays. Tickets are now available for booking, with one way fares available for booking at www.flybe.com from £44.99 including taxes and charges.
The new Dusseldorf service will operate four times a week with Amsterdam, Paris, Alicante and Malaga remaining unchanged for the winter and Berlin increasing to daily. Faro and Newquay will be replaced with the two new popular winter routes, while capacity to Jersey will reduce to three times weekly in winter, the airport said in its release.