Flybe flies again from Birmingham Airport serving six destinations
Reborn airline Flybe has returned to Birmingham Airport with the first flight taking off as part of a schedule that will offer services to six destinations. The inaugural Flybe flight took off on Wednesday morning (April 13) bound for Belfast City Airport. It marked the beginning of up to four daily flights between Birmingham and Belfast City Airport with additional routes due to start in the coming weeks and months.
In November last year, it was announced that Birmingham Airport would be home to the airline’s headquarters and its first crew base with plans to create up to 200 new jobs in the region over the next three years. The official launch of the new airline was celebrated at Birmingham Airport with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Flybe’s CEO, Dave Pflieger and Birmingham Airport chief executive, Nick Barton. : Birmingham Airport parking – everything you need to know if you’re dropping-off or picking-up
Mr Pflieger said: “Today is a big day for everyone at Flybe. After a year of incredibly hard work, we are thrilled to have our fast, quiet and fuel/CO2 efficient Dash 8-400 (Q400) aircraft back in the sky connecting customers to two of the UK’s premier regional cities. “Over the coming weeks and months our flight schedule will further ramp up as we take delivery of additional aircraft and serve other new destinations from Birmingham including Amsterdam, Avignon, Brest, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.”
Mr Barton added: “I am thrilled to see Flybe back again. With Covid travel restrictions lifted and many thousands of Britons taking to the skies once more, I am confident we’ll see strong demand for Flybe’s core UK, Dutch and French routes.” To book and find out more click here.
The first new Flybe service from Birmingham Airport took off for Belfast City on the morning of April 13 (Image: Flybe)
The routes the airline will operate and the start dates are as follows: Birmingham to Belfast City – from April 13 – up to 4x daily
Birmingham to Amsterdam – from April 28 – daily Birmingham to Avignon Provence – from July 9 – weekly Birmingham to Brest Bretagne – from July 9 – weekly
Birmingham to Edinburgh from July 28 – up to 4x daily
Birmingham to Glasgow – from July 28 – up to 3x daily
Birmingham to Aberdeen – from August 18 – daily