REVEALED: Is Flybe returning to your local airport?

A new chapter in British aviation began this morning as the ‘new’ Flybe launched ticket sales for almost two dozen routes.


The regional carrier – once Europe’s largest – is now headquartered in Birmingham, with a secondary base at Belfast/City. While the duo are naturally well-served with a slew of routes, there will be serious disappointment including for those in the southwest of England and Wales, with no Flybe services in the pipeline. This is a particularly sore point for Exeter which was the home of the previous incarnation of Flybe and played host to an impressive range of domestic and continental links.

Manchester too has been snubbed with just a single route to Belfast – a dramatic change from 2019 when the northern gateway was Flybe’s number one airport by total passenger movements. There will however be some relief in and around Yorkshire as Leeds Bradford regains its London/Heathrow connection, which was dropped by British Airways in 2020.


Key Aero can reveal the following airports and launch dates for Flybe’s new network:
(airport pairs in alphabetical order)


From April 13:

Belfast City to Birmingham

Belfast City to Glasgow


From April 28:

Amsterdam to Birmingham

Belfast City to Leeds Bradford

Belfast City to London/Heathrow

Leeds Bradford to London/Heathrow


From May 28:

Amsterdam to Belfast City


From May 29:

Amsterdam to London/Heathrow


From June 23:

Belfast City to Edinburgh


From July 7:

Belfast City to East Midlands

Belfast City to Manchester


From July 9:

Brest-Bretagne (BES) to Birmingham


From July 23:

Avignon-Provence (AVN) to Southampton


From July 24:

Southampton to Toulon Hyeres (TLN)


From July 28:

Belfast City to Southampton

Belfast City to Edinburgh

Birmingham to Edinburgh

Birmingham to Glasgow


From August 18:

Aberdeen to Birmingham


From August 25:

Aberdeen to Belfast City

Belfast City to Inverness

Belfast City to Newcastle

Source: Flybe


Stay tuned to Key Aero for further updates on Flybe's next steps