Summer officially arrived this weekend with the start of Flybe’s 2012 summer schedule.
The airline’s program of flights offers a total of up to 3,080 flights a week on 145 routes including eight new routes.
In addition, this weekend also marked the start of Flybeâ€™s new Manchester hub operations that offers an additional 86 regional point to point connections and 12 new flights through Manchester airport. Flybeâ€™s new initiative will benefit in particular passengers travelling to and from Aberdeen, Belfast City, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Inverness and the Isle of Man as well as those flying with its franchise partner Loganair from Norwich.
Regional highlights for summer include two new summer routes from Manchester to Newquay and Knock in Western Ireland, to where a new service from Leeds Bradford will also start; also Newcastle to Bergen (Norway); Newquay to Belfast City and Norwich; between Birmingham and Waterford (Ireland) and from Southampton to Tours in France. In addition, Loganair are offering four new flights out of Norwich (to Exeter, the Isle of Man, Manchester and Southampton).
Flybe has established a strong presence at London Gatwick airport from where it will operate 10 routes during Summer 2012 that, as well as its convenient UK regional services, also includes the return of a twice daily service to Nantes and the ever popular weekend flights to Bergerac. The airline flies over four times more domestic routes than any other airline from London Gatwick and remains the consistent holder of the airportâ€™s Gold Award for outstanding punctuality.