Thursday, 25 February 2016

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is today (25th February) celebrating the announcement of four brand new routes starting as part of its 2016 Summer schedule, with a wide range of great deals for savvy consumers across its extensive network. These include one way fares from £17.49 including taxes and charges and are available for booking now at

The airline’s two new routes from Hannover see it entering the intra-European scene for the first time, with daily flights between the key German city to Lyon and Milan starting on 1st August a clear indication of its mission to connect Europe with as many options for time-saving travel as it does across the UK.

In addition to these two routes from Hannover, is a new daily from Manchester to Lyon (starts 1st August) and the third route to be operated under the UK Government’s Regional Air Connectivity Fund*, between Dundee and Amsterdam, with special limited time one way fares available from £19.99 including taxes and charges effective for travel from 23rd May.

Amsterdam is Dundee’s first international destination, providing regional customers quick and convenient access in just two hours to the numerous onward travel connections available from Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

In another first, Flybe is the only airline flying to Lyon out of Manchester Airport, linking two key business centres that were not previously connected with a direct daily service starting on 1st August.  As well as also being a great tourist destination in its own right, Lyon is perfectly positioned for onward travel into both Italy and Switzerland.

Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer comments: “It is not often we have such key new routes to announce, which is why we wanted to make it extra special for everyone by offering some great fare deals across the board.”



Effective for travel from 1st August, 2016

Operates Daily

Mon - Sat

Dep MAN 1105  Arr LYS 1350   Dep LYS 1425  Arr MAN 1515


Dep MAN 1155  Arr LYS 1440   Dep LYS 1510  Arr MAN 1600



Effective for travel 23rd May to 29th October 2016

Mon - Fri

Dep AMS 1050 Arr DND 1155     Dep DND 1225 Arr AMS 1525


Dep AMS 1030 Arr DND 1135     Dep DND 1215 Arr AMS 1515



Effective for travel 1st August to 29th October

Operates Daily

Mon - Sun

Dep HAJ 1045 Arr LYS 1250     Dep LYS 1325 Arr HAJ 1535



Effective for travel 1st August to 29th October

Operates Daily

Mon - Sun

Dep HAJ 1610 Arr MXP 1810     Dep MXP 1850 Arr HAJ 2055



Notes to Editors:

*The UK Department for Transport last year published a shortlist of new international and domestic routes to and from UK regional airports handling fewer than five million passengers a year. The Department then invited representations from interested parties interested in operating any of the routes commercially, and overall Flybe was successful in securing nearly half, of which Dundee to Amsterdam is one.

Issued by the Flybe press office:  T: 0845 675 0681    E:


About Flybe

Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline – 194 routes serving 10 countries from 72 departure points, 37 UK/35 European airports* (all routes on sale Jan ’16 – Oct ‘16); operates more UK domestic flights than any other airline (UK CAA Dec ’14 – Nov‘15); named top UK airline for punctuality in report issued by UK consumer watchdog Which? (Dec 2014); is the largest scheduled airline by air traffic movements at Belfast City, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Isle of Man, Jersey, Manchester, Newquay and Southampton airports (UK CAA Nov’15); operates fleet of 75 aircraft – 52 Bombardier Q400, 9 Embraer 195, 11 E175 & 3 ATR 72s; codeshares with BA, Air France, Etihad, KLM, Finnair, Aer Lingus, Cathay Pacific and Emirates; has two franchise partners, Loganair and Stobart Air making it only UK airline brand with 71% coverage of reporting airports (UK CAA Nov ’15); has own globally recognised Training Academy in Exeter with flight deck and cabin crew simulator facilities, 26 classrooms and 150-seat conference facility.


*Flown under the Flybe brand (31 routes/11 airports exclusively served by Flybe’s franchise partner, Loganair: and 3 routes and 3 airports exclusively operated by franchise partner, Stobart Air)