Five new routes have been added by Flybe in the final phase of the regional airline’s winter schedule going on sale today (Thursday).

New flights will run from Cardiff to Berlin Tegel; Doncaster Sheffield to Chambery and Dusseldorf; Newquay to Leeds Bradford and Norwich to Chambery.

Twenty four other routes introduced to the network this summer are also being carried over and will operate for the first time in winter 2016-17.

The carrier will operate up to 3,000 flights a week on 114 routes over the winter. Bookings are now available for travel through to March 25 next year with one way fares starting at £24.99 including taxes and charges.

In a move to attract domestic business travellers Flybe is claiming improved connectivity between the UK regions, meaning passengers can travel across the country faster than by road or rail.

Those in Aberdeen are served by seven flights a day to Manchester, while Scottish travellers have up to seven flights a day to London City airport.

The airline continues to encourage the use of its hubs in Manchester and Birmingham to enable passengers to bypass congested London airports to make onward connections with code share partners such as Virgin Atlantic and Air India.

Chief revenue officer, Vincent Hodder, said: “The diversity of our winter schedule is ideal for those not only wanting to book affordable business travel but also winter sun and short leisure breaks, especially over the autumn half-term and Christmas/New Year period.

“Flybe offers our customers affordable, convenient, high frequency air travel, faster than road or rail.”