New Flybe Route to Manchester Starts

Budget airline Flybe starts route to Manchester from Manston

After Flybe started flights from Kent International to Edinburgh back in May - it was also announced a service to Manchester was starting.

Flights are taking off from today.

One way fares will be from £24.99 including taxes and charges.

Schedule details:
September 6th to October 30th, 2010

Monday - Friday

Dep  Manchester 1040   Arr Manston   1150

Dep Manston 1215  Arr Manchester 1325


Dep Manchester 1145 Arr Manston 1255

Dep Manston 1320 Arr Manchester 1430

October 30th - March 26th, 2011

Monday - Friday

Dep Manchester 1040 Arr Manston 1150

Dep Manston 1215  Arr Manchester 1325


Dep  Manchester 1225 Arr Manston 1335

Dep  Manston 1400 Arr Manchester 1510

Speaking to us back in May - Mike Rutter, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer, comments: “Flybe is especially pleased to be able to announce this second new route to Manchester from Manston on the day when we see our first ever flight from Manston to Edinburgh take off. This additional service, coming so soon after the launch of our new Scottish route, is further evidence of our commitment to Manston and re-iterates our contribution to assisting the airport’s future growth.”

Tom Wilson, Chief Executive of Infratil Airports Europe, the owner and operator of Manston, added: “Flybe’s decision to add a daily service between Manston and Manchester is fantastic news and a vote of confidence, not only in the airport and the people that work here, but also in Kent as a short break destination.

“The sales for the flights to Edinburgh have shown that there is strong latent demand from across Kent for flights from a hassle-free regional airport like Manston and Flybe’s decision recognises that commercial reality.

“We are confident that business and residents in the county will vote with their feet when looking to travel to Manchester and choose Flybe from Manston rather than driving or going by train.”