BELFAST, Northern Ireland, 2017-May-25 — /Travel PR News/ —Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, starts operating nine new routes to regional France from George Best Belfast City Airport this weekend (27th May 2017) using its new weekend leisure hub via Southampton Airport as part of its 2017 Summer schedule. The seasonal flights operate each weekend through to 3rd September 2017 and can be booked at www.flybe.com with one way fares available from £46.98 including taxes and charges.
Operating on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, the majority of routes are brand new services to some of Europe’s most sought-after holiday destinations – Avignon, Bergerac-Dordogne, Biarritz, Brest, Rennes, Limoges, Nantes, La Rochelle and Toulon-Hyères.
Flybe’s weekend leisure hub not only gives regional passengers the added benefits of extra choice but also the opportunity to seamlessly connect through Southampton to their final destination with the minimum of fuss and with just one initial check-in at George Best Belfast City Airport.
The airline’s schedule is tailored to ensure that the connecting time at Southampton is kept to an absolute minimum and, from wheels up to touchdown, passengers will reach their final destination within a few hours. For example, a flight departing Belfast for La Rochelle at 13:15 on Saturday will connect through Southampton to arrive just under four hours later.
Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer comments:
“We are delighted to introduce the new Southampton leisure hub to our Northern Ireland passengers this summer. It further enhances the ever growing number of connections available to our customers wanting to enjoy fast, convenient travel farther afield from their local airport.”
Northern Ireland’s Consul of France Mme. Regine McCullough welcomed the Flybe announcement.
“This is good news for people from here visiting France as much as it is for French people have greater access to Northern Ireland. I look forward to making use of the services myself!”
Full details of the schedule are available at www.flybe.com
Source: George Best Belfast City Airport