une marks the start of our summer on-
board fundraising collections for our
charity partner Cancer Research UK,
which we will continue through July in an
effort to reach the £1m milestone. We are extremely
proud that 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of our
partnership and we’re honoured to be associated
with such an effective charitable organisation, whose
research is dedicated to bringing forward
the day when all cancers are cured. We
remain hugely grateful for your continued
support and generosity, which boost the
fundraising efforts of our own Flybe staff.
With warmer days arriving, thoughts
turn to holidays and now is the ideal
time to plan a summer break. It has been
reported that domestic leisure travel in
the UK has increased by 6 per cent since
) and, whether or not this is linked to
Brexit or the economic uncertainty related to travelling
abroad, the fact is that people are taking more short-
break holidays, opting for a ‘staycation’ and travelling
to visit friends and family within the UK.
If you are considering staying closer to home this
year and not taking a typical overseas holiday, Flybe
can offer a faster, more convenient and affordable
option. Some great destinations and ideas for short
trips include flying from Southampton to Edinburgh
for the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival (flight
time is just over 90 minutes), from Heathrow to the
UK’s surfing capital of Newquay, Cornwall (just 70
minutes), or from Inverness to the beautiful Channel
Island destination of Jersey (just two hours).
Welcome on board
If you are planning to head slightly further afield,
then check out our multi-frequency flights from your
local airport to one of our many hub destinations
such as Amsterdam, Birmingham, Dublin, Heathrow,
Manchester or Paris. These offer multiple options for
onward travel to the rest of the world, including many
by our codeshare partners.
Although it is a joy to finally welcome the long
summer days, our plans are already well
advanced for winter and we published
our 2019-20 Winter schedule last month.
It features a great range of destinations,
with close to 100 routes operating
around 2,500 flights a week between 27th
October 2019 and 28th March 2020, with
an average flight time of just 55 minutes.
We know that many of our customers
like to book their business and leisure
travel well in advance, particularly for Christmas travel
or winter skiing trips, so do take the opportunity to
secure our lowest-possible fares and the very best
availability by booking your tickets early.
Our customers remain at the heart of everything
we do and it is our pleasure to continue to provide you
with unrivalled regional connectivity. So, wherever
you are flying today, I thank you once again for
choosing to fly there with us.
“If you are
staying closer to
home this year,
Flybe can offer
a faster, more