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Belfast to Cardiff route's future unclear as Flybe unveils schedule

Choices: Roy Kinnear
Choices: Roy Kinnear
Emma Deighan

By Emma Deighan

Flybe has announced its winter schedule from Belfast, which includes 12 routes and 508 flights a week.

However, the future of its regular Cardiff connection remains unclear.

This is the first flight schedule released by the airline since its takeover by a consortium led by Virgin Atlantic.

Flybe is Europe's largest regional airline and is George Best Belfast City Airport's anchor service provider.

Its new schedule will include seven days of services between Belfast and Birmingham and Belfast and Manchester, while London City will be served by six daily flights.

Edinburgh and Glasgow each have up to four flights per day.

However, the airline confirmed a service to Liverpool had been lost.

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The company said it was working with Cardiff Airport and its partners to finalise the content of the 2019-20 winter schedule to and from the Welsh capital.

Flybe's chief commercial officer, Roy Kinnear, added: "We have an extensive choice of destinations, not only for winter short breaks, but also for essential business travel with the opportunity to book the lowest possible fares.

"Flybe's network makes it easier than ever for our customers to travel from George Best Belfast City Airport to 12 domestic destinations, as well as offering onward seamless connections via its global codeshare partners through its hubs in Manchester and Birmingham."

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