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    Almeda11 wrote:
    Levelfield wrote:
    Almeda11 wrote:
    Nebs wrote:
    Levelfield wrote: The Caen, Normandy route is being very strongly advertised and promoted in France and I believe Flybe expect 60% of all passengers to be French visitors to the UK.
    Thats great. Well done to them. As you seem to have the inside knowledge, what are the figures for the other routes?
    You don`t need inside knowledge, just the initiative to COMMUNICATE with Flybe by email/phone and get views/opinions or Figures, easy for anyone who knows how.
    Actually you won't get that sort of information from Flybe at all. I have a lot of contacts in Normandy having lived there for 9 years, so that's how I know how well Caen are promoting the route. A great place to visit by the way with the Normandy D-Day beaches and sites, Bayeux Tapestry, Mont St Michel, fantastic countryside and food plus very friendly people.
    Certainly sounds better than here !!
    ps, l also have spent time abroad, in Germany, and already people there have heard about Southend Airport. From where l do not know, but they have their Reiseburos there, ie travel agents, so are very clued up on what`s going on.
    Got the thumbs down just for mentioning that l had friends in Germany, just what is the matter with some people in Southend, totally ignorant, spiteful, and immature, sorry to say, but true.
    As said, certainly sounds better than here, Germany too, a fantastic country, they, and France are my two favourite places in Europe."
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New flights to Europe are hit for Flybe

New European destinations proving popular

New European destinations proving popular

First published in News
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ALMOST 10,000 tickets have been sold for new routes from Southend Airport.

Flybe, operated by Stobart Air, reports strong interest in routes to Groningen, Muster Osnabruck and Rennes which commence on June 5.

Services to Cologne Bonn, Caen Normandie and Antwerp start on July 3 and from July 10 the Maastricht route will come into operation. Monday was the busiest day yet for advance ticket bookings.

Simon Fagan, chief commercial officer for Stobart Air, said: “With almost 10,000 tickets already sold, we are on course to meet our target of carrying up to 700,000 passengers on our new London Southend routes within three years.

“Weekend bookings are quite popular and we are seeing a surge in weekday bookings as the launch day approaches.”

He added “These three routes are clearly resonating with both business and leisure passengers in Southend. Münster in Germany is a vibrant city that is home to thousands of university students.

Roger Clements, the airport’s managing director, said “We are very encouraged by the growing demand for the three routes commencing on 5 June. This bookings surge proves that London Southend is continuing to become a popular travel hub for both continental and London bound passengers. As the popularity of London Southend grows we hope that these recent route expansions will bring a boost to the economy to the local area.”

A new Flybe route from London Southend to Newquay Cornwall took off on Saturday(17/5). The airline is operating a three times a week summer service through until 27 September.

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