Southampton stop-gap facilitates new regional connections to some of France and Italy’s most sought-after hotspots
Flybe has launched 11 new seasonal routes to France and Italy from Edinburgh Airport via its new weekend leisure hub at Southampton.
The flights are set to operate each weekend through to 3 September 2017 as part of the airline’s 2017 Summer schedule. Operating on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, the majority of routes are brand new services to some of Europe’s most sought-after holiday destinations, including Avignon, Biarritz, Bordeaux, Brest, La Rochelle, Limoges, Nantes, Perpignan-Rivesaltes, Rennes, Toulon-Hyères and Verona.
Flybe says its weekend leisure hub not only gives regional passengers extra choice, but the opportunity to seamlessly connect through Southampton to their final destination with the minimum of fuss and with just one initial check-in at Edinburgh Airport.
The airline says its schedule is tailored to make sure the connecting time at Southampton is kept to an absolute minimum and, from wheels up to touchdown, passengers will reach their final destination within a few hours.
A flight departing Edinburgh for Nantes at 13:05 on Saturday, for example, will connect through Southampton to arrive just three-and-a-half hours later.
Vincent Hodder, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, said: “We are delighted to introduce the new Southampton leisure hub to our Scottish passengers this summer. It further enhances the ever growing number of connections available to our customers wanting to enjoy fast, convenient travel farther afield from their local airport.”