Flybe, the UK’s Number One Domestic Airline, has today announced its first ever route from Manchester to Bournemouth with travel effective May 27th. The year-round six times a week service will gives both business and leisure travellers yet another fast and convenient choice of regional routes direct from their doorstep to one of the South Coast’s most popular destinations as well as offering travellers from Bournemouth quick, easy and affordable access to one of the most exciting cosmopolitan cities in northern England.
Flights are available for booking now at www.flybe.com with fares from just £24.99 one way, including taxes and charges.
* Monday – Fridays
Depart Manchester 1040 arr Bournemouth 1140
Depart Bournemouth 1205 arr Manchester 1305
Depart Manchester 1015 arr Bournemouth 1115
Depart Bournemouth 1140 arr Manchester 1240
Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer comments: “We’re delighted to be adding this new destination to our extensive choice of regional services. It not only reflects our commitment to continued growth at Manchester Airport where we are the largest scheduled airline but also our development into new regions. Our new Bournemouth route will be especially convenient to those living and working in the more westerly counties of the South Coast, so extending further our extensive regional presence.”
The news has been welcomed by Bournemouth Airport, with Managing Director, Rob Goldsmith commenting: “At a time when the economy is still struggling we are delighted to welcome Flybe as a new airline at Bournemouth Airport. Manchester is one of our most requested destinations and I know that business and leisure travellers alike will be keen to take advantage of this direct link to the north.”
Manchester Airport’s Commercial Director Andrew Harrison said: “We welcome this news from Flybe. This route to Bournemouth not only extends our network across the UK but connects our sister airport with Manchester.
“This is a brand new destination from Manchester Airport to a popular holiday town that also offers our passengers a fastest connection to the surrounding Dorset resorts. We look forward to working with Flybe in making this service a great success.”
Flybe offers passengers an quality range of benefits that includes Premium Economy travel offering dedicated Executive Lounges, Rewards4all loyalty programme as well as a through check-in service link with Virgin Atlantic that means that those travelling with a through ticket for Flybe and Virgin Atlantic sectors to and from a number of UK airports including Manchester, can now have their boarding cards issued for both flights at the very start of their journey.
Mr Rutter adds: “Flybe is continually striving to improve our customer experience for the added convenience of our passengers. We expect our new route to be popular for those planning their holidays or weekends away and wanting their budgets to go as far as possible, so it’s advisable to book early to take advantage of the lowest possible fares.”