Posted on: 12 November 2014 by Mark Howells
Flybe is set to deliver ten new routes across the Manchester Airport Group (MAG) – which includes Manchester, London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth – which it’s estimated will grow passenger numbers by 500,000.
A new base will be established at Bournemouth Airport with effect from 29 March 2015. Two Bombardier Q400s will be used to meet demand for key routes. The airline’s summer 2015 schedule will begin with a new year-round, double daily service between Bournemouth and Glasgow.
Following that, from May 2015 Flybe will operate further routes to include Amsterdam, Manchester, Paris Charles de Gaulle, Jersey, Dublin, Deauville, Toulon and Biarritz. The Manchester service will also be double-daily while there will be four weekly services to Amsterdam and Paris Charles de Gaulle. Other frequencies will be announced in the coming weeks.
From March 2015, the airline will operate a twice daily service from London Stansted to Newcastle and up to three times a day between Stansted and the Isle of Man. Stansted will also get a new summer service to Newquay.
Extensions to the existing relationships between MAG and Flybe at Manchester and East Midlands Airports have also been agreed, including additional frequency on the Isle of Man–Manchester route.
“There are more than 42 million UK residents living in close proximity to either Manchester, London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth Airports,” explained Ken O’Toole, CCO of MAG. “[This] announcement by Flybe will give further choice and options for passengers who wish to fly from a MAG airport.”