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February 5th, 2009

Southampton to Bordeaux with flybe

flybe will begin flying from their Southampton base to Bordeaux this summer. Flights, which begin on 08 July 2009, can be booked now at

November 27th, 2007

flybe Summer 2008 expansion

flybe will expand their operation next summer, when they will launch 23 new routes. This will include expansion in Scotland, with new routes being launched from Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh and Glasgow (International), in addition to flights from England (Liverpool, Manchester, Southampton, Exeter, Newquay and Birmingham), Wales (Cardiff) and Northern Ireland (Belfast (City)).

All of these new routes are available to book now at

March 8th, 2007

New routes from flybe on sale

Following their recent acquisition of BA Connect, flybe have put 11 new routes on sale from their UK hubs. These include flights from Manchester to Bergerac, Limoges and La Rochelle, from Southampton to Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Isle of Man and Frankfurt (International), from London (Gatwick) to Bergerac, from Cardiff to Paris (Charles de Gaulle), from Edinburgh to Rennes and from Guernsey to Norwich and Manchester.

All of these flights can be booked now at

September 26th, 2006

New Nice flights from Southampton with flybe

From the end of March 2007, flybe will begin flying four times per week between Southampton and Nice. Flights can already be booked at

September 22nd, 2006

Southampton to Galway with flybe

flybe will begin flying between Galway and Southampton from 16 December 2006. For most of the winter season they will fly 4 times per week on this new route. Flights can be booked now at

June 27th, 2006

flybe announce more winter flights

flybe have announced a further 8 new routes in their winter timetable, which will begin flying from mid-December 2006.

The new routes include Berne from Southampton and Birmingham, Chambery from Norwich and Birmingham, Salzburg from Southampton and Birmingham and also Geneva from both Southampton and Birmingham.

Flights are already on sale on these roues at

June 19th, 2006

flybe to connect Southampton and Amsterdam

flybe will launch a new route from their Southampton base to Amsterdam. They will fly up to twice per day on this new route, which will begin on 11 September 2006.

Flights are already available to book at

June 12th, 2006

flybe to begin flying to Germany

At the end of October 2006, flybe will begin flying to Germany from their Southampton base. They will begin flying twice daily to Dusseldorf and daily to Hanover.

The implication is that flybe intend to launch further German routes. The new routes from Southampton can be booked at

January 1st, 2006

flybe to fly from Southampton to Cherbourg

From 24 May 2006, flybe will begin flying between Southampton and Cherbourg. This route is currently scheduled to be a summer service, and flights will operate until the end of September.

November 29th, 2005

flybe French summer expansion

Seats have just become available on a number of flybe routes for summer 2006. This signals the introduction of 9 routes to France for summer 2006, including flights to destinations which are new to the low-cost airline map of Europe – Avignon and Angers.

flybe will begin operating flights from Southampton to Angers and Avignon from the end of May 2006, flying 3 times per week. Their summer 2006 timetable also includes routes from Southampton to Perpignan and Brest. They will launch a direct route from Leeds (Bradford) to Bergerac and from Norwich to Bordeaux. flybe will also start-up summer routes from Birmingham to Perpignan and La Rochelle.

In addition to these French routes, flybe will fly from Southampton to Faro.

Tickets are available to book immediately at

September 22nd, 2005

flybe adds another summer route from Norwich

flybe will also begin operating a route from Norwich to Faro on 27 March 2006. They will fly 3 times per week. They will also begin flying from Southampton to Palma (Mallorca) twice per week at the same time.

Tickets are already available for these new routes at

December 22nd, 2004

VLM adds Southampton to Brussels

On 10 January 2005, VLM will begin a new twice per weekday service from Brussels to Southampton.

December 1st, 2004

flybe adds routes for summer

We have just added 10 new flybe routes to the database (in addition to other new summer routes announced over the last few days) for the summer 2005 season.

They will begin new routes from Birmingham (International) to La Rochelle and Bergerac, from Southampton to Limoges, Exeter to Palma (Mallorca) and Aberdeen to Belfast (City) (all beginning in March).

In May, more new routes will start from Southampton to Liverpool, Bordeaux and Rennes and form Jersey to Southend. Finally, they will add a route from Exeter to Liverpool on 16 June.

This announcement will make flybe the only low-cost airline to use Southend and Rennes next summer (at the moment!).

November 29th, 2004

flybe makes Leeds (Bradford) a new hub

As of today, flybe have put on sale 2 new routes from Leeds (Bradford) to Southampton (starting 12 May 2005) and Exeter (starting 16 June). This is in addition to the route they already fly to Belfast (City).

They have announced their intention to make Leeds (Bradford) a hub and it is expected that they will launch more new routes for the summer 2005 season.

September 30th, 2004

flybe announce new French routes

flybe are determined to show commitment to connecting France and the UK. They have announced 4 new routes today, including connecting Brest with Southampton, Exeter and Birmingham (International). All services begin on 27 March 2005.

In addition, they have added the northern French port of Cherbourg to the low-fares map of Europe, with a connection from Southampton starting on 27 March.

July 10th, 2004

flybe announces new UK domestic routes

In addition to their previously announced new route from Southampton to Newcastle, flybe will begin new routes from Southampton to Manchester and from Exeter to Newcastle. Services begin from November 2004.

June 23rd, 2004

Air Berlin announce new UK routes

Air Berlin will begin new routes from 01 November between Germany and the UK. They will begin flying from Southampton and Manchester to Paderborn. In addition, they will also begin flying Manchester to Berlin (Tegel) and Dusseldorf.

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