Flybe is to launch seasonal flights between Birmingham and Geneva this winter.

The twice-weekly route will launch on December 17, 2022 and run until March 25, 2023, with flights departing Birmingham at 0715 on Saturdays, landing into Geneva at 1010, before returning at 1100 and arriving back into Birmingham at 1200.

On Sundays the service will depart Birmingham at 0800, landing into Geneva at 1055, before returning at 1140 and arriving back into Birmingham at 1240.

The “new” Flybe made Birmingham its headquarters when it relaunched earlier this year, and the regional carrier currently flies from the airport to Amsterdam, Avignon (seasonal), Belfast City, Brest (seasonal), Edinburgh and Glasgow, with an Aberdeen service set to launch in February 2023.

Flybe returns with Birmingham airport as new headquarters

The airline recently announced plans to fly from Cornwall Airport Newquay to both Heathrow and Manchester, starting from October 30.

Flybe will compete with Easyjet’s year-round service on the Birmingham-Geneva route.

Other carriers flying between the UK and Geneva include British Airways from Heathrow and London City (with a seasonal route starting on October 31); Easyjet from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Liverpool, Luton and Manchester (with seasonal services from Aberdeen, Belfast, Bournemouth, Glasgow, Newcastle and Southampton); Jet 2 from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle (all seasonal); and Swiss from Heathrow and London City (as well as seasonal services from Gatwick).

Ethiopian also recently announced a fifth freedom route between Manchester and Geneva, as part of its Manchester-Geneva-Addis Ababa service.

Flybe to launch flights from Newquay to Heathrow and Manchester