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Welcome on board.
This month sees the start of our new year-round service between Doncaster
Sheffield and Belfast City, and also more seasonal routes beginning, too.
These include Newquay from Aberdeen and Belfast, and to Brest from
Birmingham and Southampton – from where summer flights will also be
heading south to Toulon-Hyères on the beautiful Côte d’Azur.
June also marks the start of our annual dedicated month-long, on-board
collections for our charity partner, Cancer Research UK. We remain hugely
grateful to you for your generous support in boosting our own staff efforts to
help fund their life-saving research.
As a UK company, we are living through a time when a number of issues
on the political landscape are presenting some unique challenges, not the
least of which is what happens after Brexit.
For us, delivering a great customer experience is key, and borders are
immaterial to this. However, we are preparing for Brexit by identifying the
challenges and opportunities it poses to our business and ensuring we
minimise them to the point where you, the customer, feel no effect. Seventy
per cent of our route network is UK regional and these routes will not be
affected by the UK leaving the EU. For the remaining 30 per cent of routes,
where we fly into and out of the EU, we are working closely with the UK
Government to ensure the transition is seamless.
We also continue to work with various airline trade bodies to lobby and
influence the negotiations to achieve the best outcome. The clock is ticking
and what we need is a greater sense of urgency from the Government to
strike a deal with the EU on aviation.
We announced our 2018-19 winter schedule earlier this year, and you can
now book flights through to 30th March 2019! We know that many customers
like to take advantage of the lowest possible fares by booking their business
and leisure travel well in advance.
Flybe is delighted to continue to provide you with unrivalled regional
connectivity and so, wherever you are travelling today, I thank you once again
for choosing to fly with us.