Regional carrier Flybe has confirmed via Twitter that it will drop its Southampton-Frankfurt route from mid-September.
A follower of the airline’s Twitter feed posted the following tweet yesterday:
“@flybe looking at flights from Southampton to Frankfurt in Sept /Oct but dates on the website are greyed out after 10/9.”
To which Flybe responded:
“@newbathroom1 Hi, unfortunately this route will be stopping due to there not being enough demand. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.”
Last year the carrier dropped flights from Frankfurt to both Birmingham and Manchester (see online news June 20, 2011), and this latest move will leave no Flybe services from the German hub.
Meanwhile the carrier is today celebrating the 10th annivwersary of the Flybe brand. On July 18, 2002 British European (formerly Jersey European Airlines) became Flybe, and to celebrate the carrier is offering ten per cent off selected routes.
The offer is valid for flights booked before the end of July 24 for travel before October 25, on routes including Gatwick to Aberdeen, Manchester to Paris, Gatwick to Jersey and Birmingham to Edinburgh.
For more information visit flybe.com.
Report by Mark Caswell