New Bournemouth base signals 're-birth' of Flybe

Flybe is opening a new base at Bournemouth Airport, as well as re-opening its Aberdeen base and launching new flights from London Stansted.

New Bournemouth base signals 're-birth' of Flybe
New Bournemouth base signals 're-birth' of Flybe
Budget airline Flybe, which launched five new routes from London City Airport in October, will begin operations at Bournemouth on 29 March 2015 and run flights on up to ten new routes during the summer.  

As well as a new year-round, twice-daily service between Bournemouth and Glasgow, it will launch new routes from Bournemouth to destinations including Amsterdam, Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Jersey, Dublin, Deauville (Normandy) Toulon and Biarritz.  

Paul Knight, managing director at Bournemouth Airport, said: "The new routes to Manchester, Amsterdam and Paris are perfect for a mix of leisure and business passengers, looking to connect to these major hubs for meetings and short breaks. They will also provide excellent onward connections to the rest of the world."

Flybe will also re-open its Aberdeen base in March, with four 78-seat aircraft meeting demand for routes including London City and Manchester. The winter schedule includes seven routes.

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s chief commercial officer, said: "I am pleased to report that the success of the actions we were forced to take to return the airline to profitability and stimulate demand has brought us to the point where it now makes commercial sense to re-open our Aberdeen base. It is a testament to a year of recovery, turnaround and the ultimate re-birth of our airline."

The airline will operate three new UK regional services from Stansted Airport from 15 March 2015, launching year-round services of up to three flights a day to the Isle of Man, double daily flights to Newcastle, and seasonal part-week summer flights to Newquay.

Andrew Harrison, Stansted Airport managing director, said: "There is great support from across the business community to see Stansted grow, attract more airlines, offer a broader range of destinations and increased flight frequencies to provide the choice and connectivity that business passengers rely upon to compete and win more business.

"These new services deliver that for the business communities we serve and will also be very popular additions to the route network for leisure connections."

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