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26 July 2011

Flybe adds two new routes from Manchester to Newquay and Knock

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline and the UK’s Number One Domestic carrier, has today announced two new year-round routes from Manchester, namely to Newquay Cornwall Airport and to Ireland West Airport Knock with first flights for both starting on October 30th.  Tickets for both routes are on sale today from £29.99 one way including taxes and charges at

Both new routes will operate four times a week as detailed in the flight schedules below and both offer 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.  


Effective October 30th 2011 – March 23rd 2012
Dep Newquay             1050  arr Manchester   1205
Dep Manchester          1230  arr Newquay       1340

Dep Manchester          1440  arr Newquay     1550
Dep Newquay             1615  arr Manchester  1730


Effective October 30th 2011- March 23rd 2012
Depart  Manchester  1020  arr Knock            1130
Depart  Knock           1155  arr Manchester  1310

Depart Manchester  1115   arr Knock            1225
Depart Knock           1250   arr Manchester   1405

Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, comments: “As Europe’s largest regional airline, Flybe knows how important it is to keep Britain on the move. We especially 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.”

Andrew Harrison, Manchester Airport’s Managing Director said: “This is great news for our passengers with Flybe being the only carrier operating these year-round services from Winter 2011. I’m pleased that both Knock and Newquay will remain on the destination map from Manchester as we know how popular routes within the UK and Ireland are”.

Mr Rutter concludes: “Flybe makes no apologies for being a champion of the British regions. That’s why we have stepped in so quickly to make sure that those business and leisure passengers wanting to travel from Newquay and Knock to Manchester are not left high and dry.”