London Gatwick to be 14th Flybe base
Flybe has announced a major expansion of its services with London Gatwick becoming its 14th base as a result of its new Düsseldorf service. The new route begins on 22 June and will operate three times a day on weekdays, daily on Saturdays and twice daily on Sundays.
Flybe is already the third largest slot-holder at London Gatwick, where it has grown rapidly over the last 18 months, adding business services such as Aberdeen, Newcastle and Newquay. The decision to create its 14th base, with 33 new jobs and a Bombardier Q400 based at the airport, means that Flybe will be operating nearly 500 flights a week from Gatwick in the summer of 2009. The airline also flies from Gatwick to Inverness, the Isle of Man, Belfast City, Jersey, Guernsey and Bergerac.
The airline recently opened a dedicated Executive Lounge at London Gatwick’s South Terminal and its Rewards4all frequent flyer loyalty programme scheme offers anyone who travels with Flybe the ability to earn points that are redeemable against future flights.