Flybe launches new Birmingham – Deauville route

British low-cost regional airline Flybe has announced its plans to add a third new French route to its 2015 summer schedule, allowing customers to fly direct to Deauville for the first time this summer, Birmingham Airport has said.

A family resort popular among the wealthy, Deauville is an internationally renowned beach resort located in northwest France and known as the Parisian Riviera. Regarded as the ‘queen of the Norman beaches,’ it is known particularly for pristine sandy beaches as well as for prestigious horse racing events, polo matches and the annual Deauville American Film Festival.

The thrice weekly service will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays between June 22 and September 26, 2015. One way fares start from GBP24.99 including taxes and charges.

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, commented: ‘We are pleased to offer passengers this brand new route to Deauville as part of our 2015 Summer schedule that boosts further the large selection of flights to great city and sun destinations from Birmingham.’

William Pearson, Birmingham Airport’s Aviation Development Director, added: ‘Flybe’s decision to introduce this new service to Deauville from Birmingham Airport is great news for passengers in the region who are looking to get away for a relaxing break in the summer.

This picturesque seaside town in northwest France, known for its famous race course, harbour, sandy beaches and choice of luxurious hotels, is an excellent addition to Flybe’s network of flights from Birmingham.’

Flybe’s new summer route to Deauville from Birmingham will be operated utilising Flybe’s 2×2 88-seat Embraer 175 jet aircraft.

With the new route, Flybe will operate 26 routes from Birmingham for summer 2015 with a total choice of up to 339 flights a week. The schedule includes two other new French summer routes – to Bastia on the northern tip of the French island of Corsica, and to Biarritz, a seaside town also renowned for hosting premier surfing events.