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Flybe to Operate Waterford – Manchester Route

Flybe to Operate Waterford – Manchester Route

Flybe announced today that it will operate four times weekly on the Waterford – Manchester route from Monday 22nd May 2013. Fares start from €37 each way including taxes and charges.

The new services will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

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Graham Doyle, Chief Executive, Waterford Airport, said: “We are delighted to have Flybe on board to operate the Waterford – Manchester route. With almost 100 aircraft and services across 15 countries, they are very experienced operators on regional routes.

“For outbound passengers, we can now offer excellent direct services to Manchester, which is a great city destination serving northwest England. It is also a great hub from where passengers have the choice of many connecting flights on Flybe’s extensive network throughout the UK and continental Europe. In addition, there are also seamless onward connections available through the airline’s code-share and interline partners to a huge a range of worldwide destinations when booked through a travel agent.

“From an Irish tourism perspective, Waterford and the southeast has always had close ties to the northwest England market and this direct air route will allow us promote the region to a huge potential market in this year of The Gathering when the southeast has a great deal to offer visitors on the back of the major investment there has been at key tourism sites in the region.

“With their continued operation of the Waterford – Birmingham route, Flybe are a very valued airline partners for Waterford Airport and we look forward to developing this relationship further; we also look forward to welcoming passengers old and new from across the southeast and the UK through Waterford Airport.”

Andrew Strong, Managing Director, Flybe UK, added: “The addition of this new route between Waterford and Manchester follows the winter launch of our Waterford – Birmingham service. We remain committed to offering customers a choice of convenient and affordable flights to and from Waterford and are confident that the f our times weekly service will prove popular. We look forward to welcoming our first passengers on board in May.”

Services on the route will operate at the following times from 22nd May:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday

Depart MAN 1150, arrive WAT 1310

Depart WAT 1335, arrive MAN 1450

Sunday

Depart MAN 1050, arrive WAT 1210

Depart WAT 1235, arrive MAN 1350

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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