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Published on : Monday, February 4, 2013
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced its latest brand new route from Birmingham that offers daily weekday flights to Lyon from May 1st, operated by one of Flybe’s brand new 88-seat Embraer 175 jet aircrafts. Fares are available for booking now at www.flybe.com with special introductory fares available from £39.99 one way including taxes and charges.
The brand new year round service follows Flybe’s successful launch of its Birmingham to Amsterdam route late last year and is expected to benefit similarly a mix of business and leisure passengers. Lyon is the largest conurbation in France after Paris and offers a wealth of opportunities being not only a major centre for the banking, chemical, bio and pharmaceutical sectors but also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and renowned capital of all things gastronomic.
Birmingham (BHX) to Lyon (LYS) from 1st May 2013
Dep BHX 1030 arr LYS 1315 Dep LYS 1340 arr BHX 1425
Dep BHX 1745 arr LYS 2030 Dep LYS 2055 arr BHX 2140
Simon Lilley, Flybe’s Director of Marketing comments: “Flybe is committed to developing its route network out of Birmingham. We have every confidence that this additional new service will prove successful in offering an attractive and affordable way for travellers to access this major business and popular leisure destination.”
Adds Mr Lilley: “Our new weekday service to Lyon will further complement our already extensive schedule to and from Birmingham Airport that now features a total of 23 routes and a total choice of up to 598 flights each week. Flybe aims to ‘Make flying better’ for its customers and we look forward to welcoming our first Lyon passengers on board our new jet service in May.”
Will Pearson, Airline Services Director at Birmingham Airport, said: “flybe has been a partner airline of the Airport for many years and is an established and recognised carrier. We are delighted that they have added Lyon to their portfolio of routes which brings the total number of routes served direct from Birmingham to 23.”