Flybe, a UK-based airline company, has announced several new routes from East Midlands Airport in England.
Until this announcement the airline has only offered flights to Belfast, in Northern Ireland, from East Midlands Airport. The new services will include the destinations of Amsterdam, in the Netherlands; Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in France; Jersey; and Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland.
Andrew Strong, managing director of Flybe UK, said, ‘We are pleased to announce this major expansion at East Midlands Airport as a key part of our winter programme that goes on sale today.
We already serve 35 UK airports and are Europe’s biggest regional airline, so it makes sense for us to add these additional five key European and UK services at the start of our 2012-13 Winter schedule.’
The new routes commence from October 28, 2012, as part of the airline’s 2012-2013 Winter Schedule. The airline will be operating two aircraft for the new routes, and they will be based at the East Midlands Airport.
Ken O’Toole, chief commercial officer of Manchester Airports Group, which owns East Midlands Airport, said, ‘We welcome Flybe’s commitment to East Midlands Airport, and this major expansion underlines East Midlands’ position as a leading regional airport in the UK.
The new services will provide increased connectivity for both business and leisure passengers, will open up additional access to long-haul destinations via the major hubs at Paris and Amsterdam and is a reflection of the airline’s commitment to the region and the businesses that operate.’