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Flybe Limited is a British airline based in Devon, at Exeter International Airport. It is one of Europe’s largest regional airlines with 180 routes to 65 different European airports and carrying over 7 million passengers a year to their favourite destinations. Cheap flights to Barcelona anyone?
- IATA code: BE
- Number of serviced cities: 102
- Main hub: Exeter International Airport (EXT)
- Fleet: 70 aircraft
- Loyalty rewards program: Rewards4all
History of Flybe
Flybe was founded in 1979 under the name Jersey European Airways. This airline worked with another charter airline, Spacegrand, until they finally merged in 1985. With passenger numbers increasing in the 1990s, Jersey European Airways was rebranded and the team and aircraft all got new uniforms. In 1993 the Business Class was introduced to their aircraft, making Jersey European Airlines the first domestic airline to offer a more comfortable seating class to its passengers, for a higher price. In 1995 the airline acquired new jets to accommodate cheap flights to Paris Charles de Gaulle and Glasgow.
In the following years, Flybe was the first to offer Scheduled Airline Insurance protection as part of the booking process to its passengers, launched an on-line check in facility in 2006, in 2007 launched the first ever Eco Labelling scheme for the airline industry, introduced flights to Aberdeen, and re-accommodated 20,000 passengers free of charge when the Isle of Man-based airline Euromanx collapsed.
Travel with Flybe: practical information
- Meals: There is a menu from which passengers may purchase snacks and refreshments.
- Entertainment: There is an in-flight magazine called ‘Flybe Uncovered.’
- Cabin: 1 piece weighing up to 10kg that is no larger than 55 x 40 x 23cm.
- Checked: 1 piece weighing up to 20kg when purchased online up to 2 hours before your flight.
- Excess: Excess baggage is carried on a standby basis. For the first 3 kilos there is a charge of £10/kg, for between 4-6kg the charge is £15/kg and for every kilo above this, £20/kg.
Discounts and Special Offers
Flybe does not indicate any further discounts for travelling infants, children, or seniors. Check regularly online at liligo.com for seasonal offers and last minute Flybe deals.
|Telephone:||0871 700 2000|
|Departure cities:||Manchester, Birmingham, Southend on sea, Glasgow, London|
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