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Flybe Announces Another Brand New Route From Manchester.

5 March 2013

Leading regional airline expands summer schedule with up to four flights a week to Waterford

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced a brand new route to Waterford from Manchester airport with four flights a week from May 22nd, Tickets are on sale now at www.flybe.com from £29.99 one way including taxes and charges.

The additional route is expected to benefit a mix of both business and leisure passengers travelling to Ireland’s oldest city located on the country’s picturesque South East Coast, famous especially for its Waterford Crystal and 200 year-old Cathedral.

Details of Schedule
Manchester (MAN) to Waterford (WAT) from May 22nd, 2013
Mon/Wed/Fri
Dep MAN 1150 arr WAT 1310    Dep WAT 1335 arr MAN 1450
Sun
Dep MAN 1050 arr WAT 1210    Dep WAT 1235  arr MAN 1350

Flybe UK Managing Director, Andrew Strong, comments: “Flybe is committed to continue developing our extensive route network out of Manchester. It has become a key hub for us.  We fully expect many of our new Waterford passengers to take advantage of the added connections available with Flybe from Manchester that not only includes our own extensive network throughout the UK and regional Europe bookable online, but also the seamless onward connections available through our codeshare and interline partners to a huge range of worldwide destinations, when booked through a travel agent.”

Mats Sigurdson, Aviation Commercial Director for MAG, owners of Manchester Airport, said: “We’ve noticed more and more passengers are using long haul services into Manchester and connecting onto Flybe’s already impressive network of UK and Irish destinations. The  addition of Waterford as a new destination provides another point to point connection and strengthens that offer even further.”

Graham Doyle, CEO, Waterford Airport adds that Flybe’s new direct service to Manchester will help boost tourism between the two destinations. “Waterford has close ties to the northwest England market and this direct air route will allow us to promote the region to a huge potential market especially in this year of ‘The Gathering’. The southeast of Ireland has a great deal to offer visitors on the back of the major investment there has been at key tourism sites in the region.”