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A daily service will operate from Hamburg and Oslo from 26th October through to 27th March 2015, with seats on the routes already on sale at www.flybe.com. One way fares on the route start from £39.99 including taxes and charges. The airline also outlined that it will be extending new routes operating this summer year-round, with up to 28 weekly flights to Cologne, Toulouse, Bordeaux, Florence and Oporto.
The popularity of its summer twilight flights to Reykjavik also means that the three times a week service will move to daytime flying from October 26th. Commenting on the changes, Fred Kochak, Flybe's UK Routes Director, said: “We said we would be investing in a major way at Birmingham and it is now our largest ever base. Today's announcement gives additional weight to that commitment and I'm delighted that, as a result of the Flybe route assessment model, we have been able to add even more destinations as well as choice for our Midlands' business and leisure passengers.”
William Pearson, Birmingham Airport's Aviation Development Director, added: “Flybe's Birmingham route network is going from strength to strength after announcing nine new routes already this year and becoming our largest carrier. “Oslo is another new destination for us and we're very pleased that Flybe is recognising the need to serve these markets and satisfy demand to give business and leisure travellers the destinations that they want from Birmingham Airport.”
It’s estimated that the airline will carry an additional 100,000 passengers on an annual basis at Birmingham Airport as part of the move. Fred Kochak added: “Flybe already connects more than 1.5 million passengers a year from Birmingham both domestically and throughout Europe. Today's news further demonstrates our commitment to providing direct air-links from the regions of the UK, which means passengers do not have to face long road or rail journeys to south east hub airports.”
As part of its 2014-15 winter schedule Flybe will operate up to 350 flights a week from Birmingham on 26 routes. If you are heading off to the continent on holiday it is important to organise European travel insurance in advance of your trip.
Date Created: 21/05/2014