Flybe announced today it was launching a new direct flight between Inverness and Amsterdam. The new flight linking Inverness airport to Amsterdam Schiphol International airport will debut September 5th 2011. It will not only provide a convenient non-stop link from Northern Scotland ‘Highlands’ region to the capital of Netherlands. Schiphol is also Europe’s 5th largest airport (15th largest in the world in passenger traffic) where KLM maintains its main hub and 85 other airlines are represented offering flying opportunities to more than 265 destinations worldwide. The six flights per week will depart Inverness Monday to Friday and Sunday at 1:05pm and arrive at Amsterdam at 4:05pm. Return sequence will leave Amsterdam at 4:30pm and arrive in Inverness at 5:30pm.
Flybe Head Quarter is based at Jack Walker House in Exeter International Airport in Devon, England. The carrier relies on 14 bases to operate its fleet of 54 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 and 14 Embraer 195. Europe’s largest regional airline and UK largest domestic carrier in 2009-2010, it offers services to more than 70 destinations in Europe including 30 domestically in the UK. In 2010 Flybe signed an extensive codeshare agreement with Air France as well as placed an order for up to 140 Embraer 175 (35 of which are firm orders valued at $1.3 billion whose deliveries are scheduled to begin this year with 4 aircraft). The newest route and evolving fleet further Flybe’s ambition to expand its European services.