The inaugural flight of the new Flybe Southampton - Beziers service arrived 10 minutes early on Friday afternoon.
The flights will run between 27 May and 9 September 2011. Details are:
Southampton-Beziers dep 10:35 arr 13.35 (Friday) dep 10:45 arr 13:40 (Monday)
Beziers-Southampton dep 14:10 arr 15:05 (Monday, Friday)
Booking today for next week, flights are around £55 one way economy (£200 business). Economy tickets have extra charges for hold luggage.
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A bit more info on the Flybe Beziers-Southampton routes -
*Through booking possible (so no rechecking of baggage) from Beziers via Southampton to Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle, Jersey, Guernsey. Flybe currently flies to around 40 destinations from Southampton, so other destinations are available.
*Southampton airport is small and has a rail link to London taking 1hr 10mins
*Flybe now has codesharing with Air France. This means that you can fly Perpignan, Montpellier or Marseille to Manchester via CDG (i.e. AF domestic to CDG then with Flybe CDG to Manchester and eight other UK destinations
). Codesharing provides one booking and one baggage check-in.
*British Airways and Flybe have limited codeshares on several routes, primarily those to and from Manchester, Birmingham, London Gatwick (Inverness & Aberdeen) and Edinburgh, following Flybe's takeover of BA Connect in March 2007.
*Codesharing between Flybe and Etihad became effective on the 13 November 2009 on Etihad flights between the UAE carrier's Abu Dhabi base and Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle and Frankfurt while Etihad will codeshare on Flybe services between these three points and Birmingham, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow-International, Inverness, the Isle of Man and Southampton.
*Flybe is committed to France and currently flies to 17 French airports (12 from Southampton)
*Southampton is seen as a major hub for Southern UK traffic to France.
*Flybe are committed to expanding their services to the French Mediterranean and have particularly identified British 2nd homeowners as customers. They envisage expanding flights from Beziers in the future.
*Flybe is a British airline headquartered at Exeter International Airport. It operates over 180 routes to 65 European airports. The airline's largest base is Southampton and it has other large bases at Manchester, Birmingham and Belfast City and 14 aircraft and crew bases across the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
*Flybe started operations on 1 November 1979 as Jersey European Airways. Over the years it acquired or merged with Intra Airways Spacegrand BA Connect (with the exception of London City Airport). The airline is owned by Rosedale Aviation Holdings (69%), Flybe staff (16%) and British Airways(15%). Flybe is now the UK's largest domestic airline ahead of easyJet, British Airways, the BMI Group and Ryanair. The airline rebranded as British Eu
*Flybe has a frequent flyer scheme