FlyBe to add six new UK routes from London Southend hub

Nov 14, 2019

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Summer 2020 will see FlyBe, soon to be rebranded as Virgin Connect, introduce six new routes from London’s Southend Airport. The routes are all domestic and will serve cities across the UK including Belfast City (BHD), Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow (GLA), Isle of Man (IOM), Jersey (JER) and Newcastle (NCL). The routes will be operated by three 78-seat Dash 8 turboprobs, and two 70-seat ATR aircraft owned by Stobart Air.

This is great news for passengers in the North East of England, as there is currently only one option from Newcastle to London Heathrow operated by British Airways. Not only that, but the new additions to FlyBe’s Stansted route network means that as of next summer, the airline’s passengers in Essex will be able to choose from up to 214 flights per week to these new destinations as well as currently served routes to Caen (CFR), Groningen (GRQ), Newquay (NQY), and Rennes (RNS).

Travel Weekly reports that in a statement, Connect Airways’ CEO Mark Anderson said that owing to the new additions to Stansted, it means customers will be able to benefit from a “truly customer-centric regional network”.

H/t: Travel Weekly

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