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May 25th 2011


Flybe, Europe’s leading regional airline and the UK’s Number One Domestic carrier, has today started operating its new route from Manston, Kent’s International Airport to George Best Belfast City airport, providing travellers with convenient access to the heart of the Northern Ireland capital for the first time. 

This summer service will provide return flights every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, with seats available for booking now at Fares start from just £29.99 one way including taxes and charges.
Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer said: “This new summer route reaffirms our commitment to expanding our regional network out of Manston airport giving passengers a quick and direct route between South East England and Northern Ireland.  We look forward to this route generating the passenger numbers that will contribute further to the growth of local business and tourism economies.”
Adds Manston airport's CEO Charles Buchanan: “Following the successful first year of Flybe’s Edinburgh service, we are excited to be launching the new route to Belfast City George Best Airport.  The easy and hassle-free service at Manston combined with the central location of Belfast City, offers an unrivalled convenient way the visit Northern Ireland. 

“This is the next step on the road to developing Manston Airport into the engine for growth and regeneration that East Kent is looking for.  Working closely with colleagues from Flybe, we are committed to making a success of this new route and to bringing business visitors and tourists to discover Contemporary Kent in the Garden of England.”



26th May 2011 – 27th Oct 2011
Tuesday, Thursday  
Dep Manston 1140 arr Belfast City  1320
Dep Belfast City   1345  arr Manston Kent   1525

29th May 2011 – 23rd Oct 2011
Dep Manston      1045 arr  Belfast City     1225
Dep Belfast City  1250 arr Manston Kent 1430