LONDON – Flybe has announced plans for its UK & French operations this week as it aims to bolster its network ahead of the Summer 2023 season.
The airline has mentioned the following news in its release:
- Increased connectivity from Belfast City Airport – Flybe hasn’t disclosed specifics.
- London Heathrow-Newquay
Pflieger: Greatly Enhanced Summer Schedule…
Dave Pflieger, the CEO of Flybe, commented on the additions to the Summer 2023 schedule:
“Our entire team is thrilled to be starting our second year of operations with this greatly enhanced summer schedule.”
“We plan to provide not only great everyday value-for-money but also better-than-ever flight options across the UK, over to Amsterdam, and south to popular holiday spots in France.”
“In addition to providing more great flights and outstanding customer service, we also look forward to providing our ever-popular complimentary offerings of tea, coffee, juice, and biscuits to all who fly with us.”
Busy 12 Months…
It has been busy for the newly inaugurated Flybe following its restart of operations back in April 2022.
The airline, under the management of CEO Dave Pflieger, has expanded its route network massively over the last 12 months, with them adding the following back in Summer of 2022:
- Belfast to Birmingham from 13th April
- Belfast to Glasgow from 14th April
- Birmingham to Amsterdam from 28th April
- East Midlands to Amsterdam from 28th April
- Belfast City to Leeds Bradford from 28th April
- Belfast City to London Heathrow from 28th April
- Leeds Bradford to London Heathrow from 28th April
- Belfast to Amsterdam from 28th May
- London Heathrow to Amsterdam from 28th May
- Belfast to Edinburgh from 23rd June
- Belfast to East Midlands from 7th July
- Belfast to Manchester from 7th July
- Birmingham to Avignon from 9th July
- Birmingham to Brest from 9th July
- Southampton to Avignon from 23rd July
- Southampton to Toulon from 24th July
- Belfast to Southampton from 28th July
- Birmingham to Edinburgh from 28th July
- Birmingham to Glasgow from 28th July
- Aberdeen to Birmingham from 18th August
- Aberdeen to Belfast from 25th August
- Belfast to Inverness from 25th August
- Belfast to Newcastle from 25th August
With a big series of routes due to be launched between now and throughout the Summer period, it shows how expansive the growth plans are going forward.
It remains clear that Flybe is going all-in on its upcoming schedules and has been able to build up a significant route network despite not even being in full operation for a year yet.
Moving forward, it’s going to be interesting to see where else the airline aims to operate and whether there can be some more markets that it can penetrate in the UK regional market.
All eyes will be on Flybe to see how they will perform in the rest of the Winter schedule, as well as whether any last-minute adjustments or additions will be made ahead of the Summer season.