Flybe expands at East Midlands Airport26 July 2012
.Budget airline Flybe has confirmed three new routes at East Midlands Airport to fill the gaps left by Bmibaby.
The carrier will add a daily service to Amsterdam, double daily to Paris Charles de Gaulle and a three times weekly to and from Jersey to its already expanded schedule in the region. The Amsterdam service is also planned to move to a double-daily service next summer.
Flybe will base aircraft at the airport for the first time following the move.
It follows the announcement in May that Flybe was doubling its existing weekday flights to and from Belfast to a four times daily service and adding two new routes serving Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Brad Miller, managing director East Midlands Airport, said: "The news confirming Flybe's expansion plans at East Midlands Airport shows the airline's commitment to the region and equally underlines the importance of East Midlands Airport as a leading regional airport in the UK."
Bmibaby terminated flights in June after its owner International Airlines Group (IAG) was unable to find a buyer for the budget airline.
IAG bought Bmi from Lufthansa in April, but Bmi Regional and Bmibaby were not part of its long-term plans.