Starting 26 October, Europe’s largest regional airline Flybe will launch a new route connecting two important cruise-ship ports – Hamburg and Southampton.
This is the latest addition to Flybe’s route network which includes a further 23 routes and up to 558 flights a week to popular destinations.
Although Hamburg is not a particularly hot destination for timeshare owners, the new route will be welcome news for business travellers, and there’s more good news for families taking breaks in October and November for school half terms. Flybe has extended its most popular summer routes from Southampton including Alicante, Malaga and Faro, and the route extensions will last all the way through to mid-November – so there’s plenty of time to soak up some pre-Christmas sunshine.
As part of its extensive winter schedule, flights to and from Dublin will become increasingly regular, with flights taking off up to four times a day.
Regional France will also receive a boost in the winter months as Flybe plans to add two flights a week to the pretty Atlantic port of La Rochelle, on top of its existing winter routes to Bergerac, Nantes, Rennes and Limoges.
And if you’re itching to hit the slopes this winter, you’ll be glad to hear the airline will be resuming services to top ski resorts Grenoble, Geneva and Chambery.
Flybe’s UK Routes Director, Fred Kochak, said:
“Flybe has responded to our passengers’ calls in the Hampshire, West Sussex and Surrey areas to provide alternatives from their convenient, local airport at Eastleigh instead of the congested airports closer to London.
Our new daily service to Hamburg is ideally timed in the evening, so business people can take advantage of a full day’s work in northern Germany. This new route, as well as our winter extensions to popular leisure destinations in Spain and France, reaffirms Flybe’s commitment to providing a whole range of destinations in the UK, Channel Islands and continental Europe.”