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Flybe launches multi-stop FlyShuttle through Southampton

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced a new FlyShuttle service that, with effect from 26th October, 2014 gives customers the opportunity to travel all the way from Jersey to Aberdeen on one flight, with brief stops at Southampton and Leeds. It is a ‘hop-on, hop off’ service that will operate three times a day both northbound and southbound.

FlyShuttle offers an innovative approach to everyday UK air travel by improving connectivity with a convenient multi-stop service. To satisfy customer demand, it re-instates both Flybe’s Southampton to Leeds service and adds a fifth daily flight, the popular 0700 departure, from Jersey to Southampton. It also provides Southampton customers with convenient daily flights to and from Aberdeen and, southbound, supports the cruise-ship sector through providing regular flights for those taking cruises from Southampton.

The FlyShuttle schedule originates at both north and southbound destinations with first flights departing Aberdeen and Jersey at 0700. Customers can purchase tickets either for direct connections between any of the four airports, or stay on board whilst passengers embark and disembark at airports on the way to their final destination. One way fares are from £29.99 including taxes and charges and are available for booking now at www.flybe.com

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer said: “FlyShuttle is a convenient and affordable concept for our by giving our customers extra choice and additional connectivity for everyday air travel.

"Designed to be used as a ‘shuttle bus service in the sky’ all the way between Jersey in the south and Aberdeen in the north, we are again showing that we are ‘the fastest way from A to Flybe’, faster than road or rail – and certainly more affordable.

“By enhancing the number of routes, connections and frequencies we already operate, FlyShuttle is the perfect progression as the airline works to become Europe’s Best Local Airline. It’s a product that sets us apart and we are genuinely excited to be shaping the future of regional air travel and pleased that our Southampton customers will be amongst the first to benefit from its convenience.”

Southampton Airport MD, Dave Lees, adds: "The introduction of these new services provides even more choice for business and leisure passengers travelling to and from this region. We also know that they will be popular with cruise passengers who join their ships in Southampton."

Operated by Flybe’s 78-seat Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft, the total journey time between Southampton and Aberdeen will be just over three hours. This includes the brief connection times when through-passengers and their luggage stay on board.

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