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Flybe announces Glasgow-Shannon route

31 Jan 2013 by BusinessTraveller

Flybe is to launch a new service between Glasgow and Shannon airports.

The three times-weekly service will launch on May 1, operating on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The carrier said that “Shannon has long-standing cultural affinities with Glasgow and the business sector is also expected to welcome this important link from Scotland to the Irish city, home to a large cluster of North American investment and to the subsidiary offices of many global market leaders”.

Flights will depart Glasgow at 1050 on Wednesday and Friday (1455 on Sunday), arriving into Shannon at 1215 and 1620 respectively, with the return leg leaving Shannon at 1240 on Wednesday and Friday (1645 on Sunday), landing back into Scotland at 1405 and 1810 respectively.

Flybe will also relaunch its Southampton-Isle of Man route as a three times-weekly, year-round service from May 1.

Flights will depart the Isle of Man at 1155 on Tuesday and Thursday (1235 on Sundays), arriving into Southampton at 1310 and 1350 respectively, with the return leg leaving Southampton at 1335 on Tuesday and Thursday (1415 on Sunday), landing back into the British Crown Dependency at 1450 and 1530 respectively.

Commenting on the launch Dave Lees, Southampton airport’s managing director said:

“We’re delighted to see the return of this service. We know there is a demand for a regular service from local businesses, especially those in the financial services sector, but we are also expecting the route to be popular with those on the Isle of Man joining cruises in Southampton, and leisure passengers from the South.”

Flybe recently announced a restructuring plan aimed at saving £35 million annually, with proposals to cut around 300 staff (see online news January 24).

For more information visit flybe.com.

Report by Mark Caswell

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