Flybe to fly to Amsterdam from LCY and MAN

Flybe will launch two new year-round routes to Amsterdam from London City and Manchester airports later this year.

The services to Schiphol will both begin operating at the start of the 2014/15 winter season.

The Mancester flights will run daily from October 26 using an 88-seat Embraer 175 aircraft. Weekday services will depart MAN at 1340 and arrive at Schiphol at 1615, while the return service will depart Schiphol at 1650 and land in Manchester at 1725.

Services from London City will run on Saturdays and Sundays from November 1 using a 78-seat Bombardier Q400.

On Saturdays, the outbound flight will depart LCY at 0825 and arrive in Amsterdam at 1035, with the return service taking-off from Schiphol at 1110 and landing back in London at 1120. On sundays, the oubound flight will leave LCY at 1700 and arrive in Amsterdam at 1910, while the return service will depart Schiphol at 1950 and land in London at 2000.

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s CCO, said: “Flybe is the largest scheduled airline by the volume of traffic movements at Manchester and, based on existing evidence, the demand for flights between there and Amsterdam is already extremely high.

“This is why we have conveniently scheduled our new flights to ensure the best possible times for our business customers and also for those making Flybe connections through our Manchester hub onward to Schiphol.

“We are, of course, also delighted to add another route to our fast-growing schedule at London City and look forward to welcoming on board all our new passengers in October.”

Flybe signed a five-year deal in April to begin operating from London City from winter 2014-15 (see news, April 23). The regional airline ended services from Gatwick earlier this year after selling all of its slots at the Sussex airport to Easyjet (see news, May 2013).

Graham Smith

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  • More challenges for Cityjet again then, losing some more business for their ageing fleet. BA run Embraer’s on the LCY -AMS routes,(though you get nothing in terms of even a drink with BA, just a 200mls pot of water), which are far better than the avro jets 23+ yrs olf City Jet have. Their fleet renewal remains too slow, and now the LCY-AMS route is being taken on by another carrier with modern jets.

  • Hello Marcus

    I wouldn’t think that Flybe’s planned LCY-AMS service would be serious competition for either CityJet or BA because it operates only a single flight on Saturday/Sunday.

    Seems to be geared towards the leisure market and to make weekend use of the aircraft rather than having it sittting on the tarmac at LCY.

    As for new aircraft at CityJet …. well the latest news is that it is investigating either Bombardier’s C Series (a plane which is still not approved for general service let alone LCY, for that matter) or the Russian Sukhoi SuperJet.

    The Sukhoi SuperJet is already flying so delivery would be sooner than that of the Bombardie C Series (and I am sure the Russians would quote a good price to get Western exposure) but the recent Russian trade sanctions have thrown a spanner in the works.

  • The only problem that Flybe has at Manchester is the horrendous security queue problem. Flew Flybe last Sunday MAN-NWI it was a joke trying to get through security at Terminal 3.

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