Brum goes to France

Flybe has modified its Birmingham Airport roster to include four new routes to France, due to take off from summer 2010.

Despite a pessimistic forecast for the winter season, Flybe continues to go from strength to strength. The carrier now operates close to 4,000 different routes.

Flybe has also added brand new flights at six other UK airports, including Gatwick and Manchester. A further 35 connections at 11 airports have been reinstated, many of which are short haul routes to the Channel Islands, France, and Scotland.

Mike Rutter, chief officer at Flybe, applauded his airline’s new summer schedule – “In an environment in which other airlines are withdrawing services, we’re delighted to be offering brand new routes.”

Flights from Birmingham to Avignon, Limoges and Rennes will operate three times a week from 28th March 2010. Four weekly flights to Bordeaux, a city famed for its fine wines, will also begin next year. Birmingham’s new routes are available for booking immediately, and cost in the region of £22.99 for a one-way trip.

Routes to Bergerac, Brest, La Rochelle and Toulouse have also been resumed, following a brief cancellation over the summer. Flybe is currently rescuing Flyglobespan customers from Switzerland, Spain and France – for a price, of course. A £59.99 rescue fare has been offered to customers wanting to fly back to Scotland for Christmas.

The airline’s Gatwick to Jersey service has also been modified to help ease festive pressure, and a further six flights have been added over the Christmas weekend. For a full list of Flybe’s new routes, please see the airline’s official website.

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