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UK bookings soar as summer holidays begin

Flybe has reported an 11% increase in regional UK holiday bookings compared to summer 2008, with sales especially boosted this weekend by a new last minute ‘Today’s Specials’ online alert.

Flybe fills the National Express void

Flybe has reported record sales on its new air service from Yorkshire to London. In direct contrast to the chaos on the rail network, which has seen the government take the East Coast rail service into public ownership, Flybe sold more tickets on June 30th than on any other day since the route was announced in April.

Flybe – The UK’s top domestic airline

Flybe has announced it is now the UK’s number one domestic airline following CAA April/May statistics which confirm it has achieved three major corporate milestones.

CBE for Flybe CEO

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced that its popular and highly regarded Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Jim French has been recognised in the 2009 Queens Birthday Honours’ List with a CBE for his services to the UK airline industry.

Flybe tie-up with Olympic Air on regional flights

Flybe has announced its support for the summer start-up of Greek airline, Olympic Air. By providing Olympic Air with four Bombardier Q400 aircraft, with pilots, cabin crew and engineering support, the deal is yet more evidence of Flybe’s growing reputation as a quality provider of professional ‘turn-key’ solutions in the global aviation market.

Cancer Research to benefit from Flybe mobile recycling

Another ‘Flybe first’ has been announced, as Europe’s largest regional airline signs up to a two year deal with Redeem Plc to encourage passengers to recycle their mobile phones by picking up a freepost envelope from its in-flight magazine, ‘Flybe Uncovered’, when on board.

Flybe launches discount shopping website

Flybe today becomes the first UK low cost airline to open an online shopping channel selling the complete range* of in-flight products featured in its magazine, Flybe Uncovered.

Flybe gets go-ahead for new Training Academy

Flybe has this week been advised by the South West Regional Development Agency that it has been successful in its funding application for a new Flybe Training Academy, now officially becoming one of the Agency’s Capital Projects for 2009-2011.

Flybe supports Cancer Research UK

Flybe is making on-board collections on all its flights during the month of June to raise vital research funds for its chosen charity partner, Cancer Research UK.

Flybe seat sale ends today

Flybe’s ‘Just Pay Taxes & Charges’ seat sale ends at midnight tonight, June 10th. The limited time ‘Just Pay Taxes & Charges’ deal is open to those booking online at for travel before August 31st to selected destinations that include Paris, Amsterdam, Belfast, London Gatwick, Manchester and Newcastle, from just £21.99 one way.

Flybe extends seat sale

Flybe, Europe’s largest and most successful regional airline, has extended its successful weekend seat sale by 48 hours due to demand. In continuing to keep Britain on the move during these challenging economic times, the airline held what was initially a four day seat sale this weekend that offered up to 25% off selected routes with fares from £16.49 one way including taxes and charges.

Flybe’s Newquay - Isle of Man service takes off

Flybe has started operating its popular twice-weekly Isle of Man service from Newquay Airport, which returned due to popular demand and forms part of the airline’s continued roll-out of its extensive 2009 summer schedule.

Flybe hit by industrial action at Guernsey

Flybe has been informed by Guernsey Airport that, due to industrial action by the airport's fire fighters the airport will be closed to all flights except for medical emergencies for the whole of Tuesday 26th May.

Flybe reports bookings boost for half-term

Flybe is looking forward to a bumper half term with sales already up 8% compared to the same period last year and demand still exceptionally strong especially for its popular Channel Islands, London Gatwick and Belfast flights.

Flybe takes part in National Learning at Work Day

Flybe has taken part in the National Learning at Work Day today with Flybe's Training Centre in Exeter conducting more than a dozen short ‘taster’ sessions to hundreds of its employees on topics such as effective Presentation, Team Productivity and Performance Feedback skills.