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May 18th 2011

FLYBE'S NEW MANCHESTER TO CITY OF DERRY SERVICE TAKES TO THE SKIES

Europe’s leading regional airline starts new summer route to UK’s City of Culture 2013

Flybe, Europe’s leading regional airline and the UK’s Number One Domestic carrier, today begins operating its new five-day a week summer route between Manchester and the City of Derry in Northern Ireland.

The convenient new service which has a flight time of just 65 minutes provides direct access from England’s North West to the UK’s 2013 City of Culture for both business and leisure travel, opening up a wealth of tourist attractions including its spectacular scenery and rich cultural history.

SCHEDULE DETAILS
May 19 – Sep 25

  • Monday, Thursday, Friday

      Depart Manchester 1120  arrive  City of Derry 1225
      Depart City of Derry 1250 arrive Manchester 1355

  • Saturdays 

 Depart Manchester 1005  arrive  City of Derry  1110
 Depart City of Derry 1135  arrive Manchester  1240

  • Sundays,

      Depart Manchester 1450  arrive City of Derry  1555
      Depart City of Derry 1620  arrive Manchester 1725

Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer said:  “We’re delighted to be adding this service to our extensive summer schedule out of Manchester, demonstrating our commitment to bringing convenient, affordable travel to passengers throughout the UK.  As Derry prepares and builds towards its very exciting City of Culture status in 2013, this route will inevitably prove an added bonus to bringing additional visitors directly to the City.”

Andrew Harrison, Managing Director for Manchester Airport, added: “We serve over 20 destinations now and this further service to Derry will be a welcome addition to the choice available for passengers flying from Manchester. Flybe continues to be a strong airline at Manchester and we’re pleased to see the new service.”

Seats for the new route are on sale from £24.99 one way including taxes and charges at www.flybe.com.