Posted on: 20 January 2011 by Mark Howells
Manx2.com has announced that it carried more than 100,000 passengers in 2010, and has followed up by taking record bookings during the first two weeks of January.
The Isle of Man-based carrier says it received an unparalleled number of bookings for the year ahead. Chairman of Manx2.com, Noel Hayes, believes a significant amount of its recent success has come from the establishment of a base in Blackpool in the north west of England in November 2010. “Over the last five years we have achieved consistent growth in passenger numbers through the airport helped by the ease of road access to Blackpool combined with ample free parking,” Hayes remarked.
“We have attracted many visitors from the north west region who choose to use Blackpool as a convenient gateway to the Isle of Man and, with increases on our double daily service, to Belfast.” Manx2.com will run up to four daily flights to Isle of Man and on to Belfast City Airport.
“Basing an aircraft in Blackpool is evidence of our commitment to expanding and developing our domestic and international routes, whilst providing the best service to our customers,” Hayes added.