has announced its early-summer timetable from Leeds-Bradford Airport, allowing customers to book next year’s holiday months in advance.
Founded in 1979 as Jersey European Airways, Flybe claims to be the UK’s number one domestic airline, offering over 130 flights from Leeds-Bradford alone.
The carrier is keen to promote its Easter and Bank Holiday routes before larger airlines get their teeth into the public.
Routes to Italy, Germany, and France make up the continental half of Flybe’s 2010 roster, and UK tourists can also choose from a number of domestic destinations including Belfast and Aberdeen. Officials have reported ‘brisk interest’ from holidaymakers and business folk alike.
Flybe continues to carve out a niche as a budget business carrier, claiming many critical business customers on the route to London Gatwick.
Beginning in October, the airline will increase its commitment to the capital by offering an additional flight from Leeds-Bradford to Gatwick, as public interest in the route begins to soar.
Early birds can now depart at 0700 – two hours earlier than the previous Leeds-London flight.
“We recognise this route as being of crucial importance.” Mike Rutter, Officer at Flybe, explained. “We advise people to book early to take advantage of the lowest fares possible on this popular route.”
Flybe’s new flights cost between £23 and £26 for a one-way trip, all taxes included. The airline has promised to maintain the timetable until June 30th 2010.