Monday, 5 March 2007 12:00 AM
The Flybe airline has announced lower fares and new routes following its takeover of the BA Connect domestic services.
The announcement follows news that over 100 BA Connect flights have been cancelled, with thousands of passengers having to rebook and rearrange their travel plans (full story).
The airline’s new fares will be an average of £19 cheaper per passenger than they were under BA Connect.
Routes which now have cheaper flights are Birmingham to Aberdeen, Paris, Dusseldorf, Rennes, Hamburg, Milan and Stuttgart; Edinburgh to Paris; London Gatwick to Inverness and the Isle of Man; Manchester to Brussels, Paris, Dusseldorf, Edinburgh, Rennes, Glasgow, Hannover, the Isle of Man, Milan and Jersey (currently offered via Southampton).
Flybe has also launched 11 new routes available to book from tomorrow.
These are between Manchester and Guernsey, Bergerac, Limoges and La Rochelle; Southampton and the Isle of Man, Paris and Frankfurt; London Gatwick and Bergerac; Cardiff and Paris; Edinburgh and Rennes; and Guernsey and Norwich.
In addition, the airline will be phasing out the existing BA Connect fleet for newer and more environmentally sensitive aircraft.
“With minimal route overlap, integration will be seamless and passengers will soon be flying to 56 business and leisure destinations in new, more efficient and significantly more comfortable aircraft,” commented Mike Rutter, Flybe’s chief commercial officer.