New cheap flight routes for Flybe, Ryanair

27th Jul 2011
New cheap flight routes for Flybe, Ryanair

Low-cost carriers Ryanair and Flybe have introduced new cheap flight routes in the United Kingdom.

Flybe announced earlier it would offer two new year-round routes from Manchester, to Newquay Cornwall Airport and to Ireland West Airport Knock, while Ryanair added a new departure to Leipzig.

Both new routes will operate four times a week, offering opportunities for both business and leisure travellers, with timings of particular convenience for those wanting to take advantage of long weekends at two popular and highly attractive holiday destinations. 

Mike Rutter, Flybe’s chief commercial officer, comments: “We recognise how vital it is for Cornwall and the West of Ireland to continue to have regular air access to key destinations such as Manchester.

“We have every expectation that these new year-round routes will be well supported and we would hope to be able to increase frequency for Summer 2012.”

Ryanair said it would launch a new route from London Stansted to Leipzig in Germany.

Flights will operate five times a week from November 2nd.

Advertising Standards Authority

Also today, Ryanair has been admonished by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK for a “misleading” ad.

In the build up to New Years Eve 2010, the low-cost carrier ran an advert purportedly offering to fly guests to Ireland for £7. However, small print added it was only possible to fly for the lowest price from January to March.

Following a compliant from easyJet, the ASA ruled the ad should not appear in its current form again.


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