Flybe is to launch seasonal flights between Birmingham and Geneva this winter.
The twice-weekly route will launch on December 17, 2022 and run till March 25, 2023, with flights departing Birmingham at 0715 on Saturdays, touchdown into Geneva at 1010, earlier than returning at 1100 and arriving again into Birmingham at 1200.
On Sundays the service will depart Birmingham at 0800, touchdown into Geneva at 1055, earlier than returning at 1140 and arriving again into Birmingham at 1240.
The “new” Flybe made Birmingham its headquarters when it relaunched earlier this 12 months, and the regional service at present flies from the airport to Amsterdam, Avignon (seasonal), Belfast Metropolis, Brest (seasonal), Edinburgh and Glasgow, with an Aberdeen service set to launch in February 2023.
The airline lately introduced plans to fly from Cornwall Airport Newquay to each Heathrow and Manchester, ranging from October 30.
Flybe will compete with Easyjet’s year-round service on the Birmingham-Geneva route.
Different carriers flying between the UK and Geneva embrace British Airways from Heathrow and London Metropolis (with a seasonal route beginning on October 31); Easyjet from Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Liverpool, Luton and Manchester (with seasonal providers from Aberdeen, Belfast, Bournemouth, Glasgow, Newcastle and Southampton); Jet 2 from Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle (all seasonal); and Swiss from Heathrow and London Metropolis (in addition to seasonal providers from Gatwick).
Ethiopian additionally lately introduced a fifth freedom route between Manchester and Geneva, as a part of its Manchester-Geneva-Addis Ababa service.