New Flybe Route to Manchester

As flights to Edinburgh start from Kent International Airport, a new route to Manchester is also announced.

Yesterday, budget airline Flybe started daily scheduled flights to Edinburgh from Manston in Thanet.

The route has created more jobs at the airport which now employs more than a hundred people.

Watch the video of the first flight taking off:




On the day that the first flight to Edinburgh took off, Flybe also announced they will be starting a service to Manchester from 6th September 2010.

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

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.”