Flybe boosts Christmas/New Year flying from Southampton Airport


Flybe boosts Christmas/New Year flying from Southampton Airport

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, is gearing up for a busy festive holiday period from Southampton which includes a boost its 2018-19 Winter schedule with extra flights to meet demand on eight popular routes -  Belfast City, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Limoges, Manchester, Newcastle and Rennes.

Highlights of the Flybe flights this festive season include:

  • Extra flights on eight popular routes give seasonal boost through to early January
  • Airline operating 830 flights to and from Southampton over festive season
  • Busiest day Friday 21st December
  • Edinburgh is busiest route from Southampton

In total, Flybe will operate 830 flights to and from Southampton over the 14-day holiday period (21st Dec 2018 – 3rd January 2019) with this coming Friday 21st proving its busiest day of the entire holiday period as people head off to enjoy seasonal celebrations.

Many passengers are taking advantage of having a wide choice of convenient connections to then travel on to long haul destinations from many of the main international hub airports served by Flybe such as via Amsterdam, Manchester and Paris Charles de Gaulle, all on one convenient seamless booking.

Roy Kinnear, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer comments: “We are pleased to offer our Southampton customers this added choice over the busy festive period when they are looking forward to connecting with family and friends at this special time of the year. We would also thank all those who flew with us this year and look forward to welcoming them on board again in 2019.”

Neil Garwood, Managing Director at Southampton Airport, said: “We are delighted that Flybe has decided to expand on their winter seats capacity over this festive period. Southampton Airport is expecting a busy period starting from 21 December as people jet off to spend holidays with their loved ones, and it’s great to be able to offer even more choice of flights for our passengers.”