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30th July 2009

Manx link to Birmingham boosted with new daily services

Tickets now on sale for extended double daily service on popular mainland route with UK’s number one domestic airline

Flybe, the UK’s number one domestic carrier, today announces some great news for the Isle of Man with the addition of three new double daily services between the Island and Birmingham on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, meaning that, effective September 2nd, Islanders will have the choice of double daily flights on every day of the week, Monday through Friday.

Lead-in fares are from £29.99 one way including taxes and charges and flights can be booked now at www.flybe.com.  The new services will start their daily schedule from Birmingham however will seamlessly link into Flybe’s current Winter schedule from October 25th when the aircraft becomes Isle of Man based, meaning the services will commence from the Isle of Man.

Says Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, Flybe: “We recognise the importance of this popular route and are pleased to be able to now offer travellers the additional options to fly to and from Birmingham on two flights every day of the week.

“We realise the importance of maintaining travel choices on this key business and leisure route. This news shows our continued commitment to serving the Isle of Man and to listening and responding to provide the travel options that our travellers want. Passengers are advised to book now and take advantage of the lowest possible fares available.”

New Schedule effective September 2, 2009:
Mon – Fri 
Departs BHX 0810 arrives IOM 0905. Departs IOM at 0930, arrives BHX at 1025
Departs BHX 1640, arrives IOM 1735. Departs IOM  at 1800, arrives BHX at 1855
Sat
Departs BHX at 0815, arrives IOM 0910. Departs IOM 0935, arrives BHX 1030
Sun
Departs BHX at 1640, arrives at IOM at 1735. Departs IOM at 1800, arrives BHX 1855