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By March 29, 2018January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates, Transport, Why Exeter blog

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, started operating its 2018 Summer schedule this weekend (25th March) featuring 171 routes offering a choice of up to 3201 flights a week and including two brand new routes from Doncaster Sheffield and Cardiff. Seats are available for booking now at for travel through to 27th October 2018.


Cardiff customers can now fly direct to Venice for the first time, with flights operating on Tuesdays and Saturdays to the historic Northern Italian city renowned as one of the most beautiful locations in the world and a favoured port for those heading off on a Mediterranean cruise. Also, those looking to make a trip to Belfast on the airline’s new year-round service from Doncaster Sheffield can do so from 15th June, with flights operating on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.


Flybe has also celebrated its first year of operating flights between Scotland and London Heathrow, where it has recently been recognised as the best airline in relation to noise and emissions’ performance at the airport. The airline operates up to three flights a day from Aberdeen and up to four times a day from Edinburgh, with additional weekend flights now added on Saturday and Sunday mornings.


In addition, the airline has refreshed its on board Café Flybe menu for summer with the addition of Itsu satay rice noodles, a new range of tasty snack boxes including a vegan option, Joe & Sephs Coconut and Chia Popcorn and a selection of regional gins.


Highlights of Flybe’s 2018 Summer schedule

Available for travel through to 27th October 2018

Two new routes; Doncaster Sheffield to Belfast and Cardiff to Venice

–  Increased frequency: Cardiff to Belfast City (now up to twice daily):  Southampton to Malaga now operating up to four times a week (Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat)

– Early morning flights from Aberdeen and Edinburgh to Heathrow


– Birmingham to Hamburg- now operating up to six times a week

– Leeds Bradford to Dusseldorf- operating in the summer for the first time



Flybe also has 11 codeshare partners allowing regional customers the opportunity to seamlessly connect to long-haul destinations all over the world and helping boost local economies by encouraging inbound business and leisure travel. Check out One Stop to the World at


Roy Kinnear, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, comments: “We are pleased to be starting two new routes as part of our 2018 Summer schedule that includes Venice – a brand new destination for Flybe. We have also improved frequency on a number of key routes to give greater flexibility and choice to passengers from their local regional airport.


“We are passionate about connecting people and communities and offering the widest choice of destinations possible with time saving, punctual and affordable travel.”


Full details of Flybe’s full Summer Schedule that includes routes operated by its franchise partners Blue Islands, Eastern Airways and Stobart Air, can be found at