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Flybe: list of new 2022 routes and flights including Southampton and Belfast - as airline reveals comeback

The relaunched airline will be based at Birmingham Airport from 2022, with flights available through its website

Flybe has announced it will return to the skies in April 2022, almost exactly two years after the airline collapsed.

It went into administration in March 2020, with the onset of the Covid pandemic seen as the final straw for the ailing airline, which had struggled with high operating costs.

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The regional carrier will operate up to 530 flights per week across 23 routes, serving airports such as Belfast City, Birmingham, East Midlands, Glasgow, Heathrow, and Leeds Bradford.

Here is everything you need to know about it.

What happened to Flybe?

Flybe was pushed into administration in March 2020 with the loss of 2,400 jobs as the Covid-19 pandemic destroyed large parts of the travel market.

Before it went bust it flew the most UK domestic routes between airports outside London.

It was based in Exeter but had a major presence at several other UK airports such as Aberdeen, Belfast City, Manchester and Southampton, and flew the most UK domestic routes between airports outside London.

How is it back?

Flybe’s business and assets were purchased in April 2021 by Thyme Opco, which is linked to US hedge fund Cyrus Capital and was renamed Flybe Limited.

The relaunched airline will be based at Birmingham Airport.

Chief executive Dave Pflieger said: “We are delighted to now be out for sale and starting service next month.

“We think our new flights will benefit everyone who wants low fares and more flights to go on holiday and visit loved ones.”

He added: “Our new network will also ensure better regional connectivity inside the UK and between various UK and EU regions.”

What flights are available?

As well as its domestic routes, Flybe will also offer international flights from Amsterdam to Belfast City, Birmingham, East Midlands and London-Heathrow in addition to summer flights from Birmingham to Avignon and Brest, as well as Southampton to Avignon and Toulon.

Flights will resume on 13 April, and are now out for sale at flybe.com, with everyday discount fares, as well as introductory offers to many new destinations, available now.

Flybe’s lowest fares in many UK domestic markets will start as low as £29.99.

The full list of Flybe routes:

  • Belfast City (BHD) to Birmingham (BHX) From 13th April up to 4x Daily
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA From 14th April up to 4x Daily
  • Amsterdam (AMS) to Birmingham (BHX) From 28th April Daily
  • Amsterdam (AMS) to East Midlands (EMA) From 28th April Daily
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) From 28th April up to 3x Daily
  • Belfast City (BHD) to London Heathrow (LHR) From 28th April up to 2x Daily
  • Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) From 28th April Up to 3x Daily
  • Amsterdam (AMS) to Belfast City (BHD) From 28th May Daily
  • Amsterdam (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) From 29th May up to 2x Daily
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) From 23rd June up to 3x Daily
  • Belfast City (BHD) to East Midlands (EMA) From 7th July up to 2x Daily
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Manchester (MAN) From 7th July up to 4x Daily
  • Avignon Provence (AVN) to Birmingham (BHX) From 9th July Weekly
  • Brest Bretagne (BES) to Birmingham (BHX) From 9th July Weekly
  • Avignon Provence (AVN) to Southampton (SOU) From 23rd July Weekly
  • Southampton (SOU) to Toulon Hyères (TLN) From 24th July Weekly
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Southampton (SOU) From 28th July up to 2x Daily
  • Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) From 28th July up to 4x Daily
  • Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) From 28th July up to 3x Daily
  • Aberdeen (ABZ) to Birmingham (BHX) From 18th August Daily
  • Aberdeen (ABZ) to Belfast City (BHD) From 25th August up to 4x Weekly
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV) From 25th August up to 4x Weekly
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Newcastle (NCL) From 25th August Daily

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