Flybe reports strong demand

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Flybe, Europe’s ​bigg​est regional airline, announce​d a return to growth in 2015, boosted by an increase in passenger numbers and said it expects to break even this year.

The budget carrier, which flies to 22 destinations from Leeds Bradford airport, said it has completed the first year of its three year turnaround and i​t is well​ positioned ​to continue growth.

Flybe launched a “hop-on, hop-off” service in October linking Leeds Bradford to Aberdeen in the North and Southampton and Jersey in the South. The Fly Shuttle is a new concept offering three flights a day, seven days a week. Flybe has seen strong demand for the Leeds Bradford to Southampton service from cruise passengers.