Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline,
has today (1st September) celebrated a UK milestone with its brand new year
round service between Manchester and Luxembourg that, until today, was a
destination only previously accessible to and from main London airports.
Current flights will increase to twice
daily on weekdays and once a day at weekends from 1st October. One way fares
are from £29.99 (€40) including taxes and charges and are available for
booking, together with full schedule details.
Flights from Manchester have been
conveniently timed to make day returns a real possibility, leaving Manchester in
the morning before returning late evening to the North of England.
Luxembourg is a destination growing in
popularity with both business and leisure travellers, with its picturesque
towns and castles contrasting with cities that host the headquarters of some of
the most powerful institutions in Europe, such as the European Investment Bank
and the European Court of Justice.
Inbound customers to Manchester can also
take advantage of the many onward connections available with Flybe from the
airline’s successful Manchester hub. This option has become increasingly
popular with those deciding to bypass congested London airports.
Vincent Hodder, Flybe Chief Revenue
Officer, commented: “We are delighted to be launching our first flights between
Manchester and Luxembourg today. Not only is this a first for Flybe, it is also
now the only direct route offered to Luxembourg City outside of London. It is a
fantastic destination for both business and leisure travellers alike so we are
thrilled to mark this special milestone. We have scheduled flight times to make
day trips a real possibility as well as helping business travellers save on
expensive hotel costs.”
Manchester Airport’s Commercial Director,
Stephen Turner, said: “We’re delighted to see the launch of Flybe’s new service
to Luxembourg, which is a new route for Manchester. We’re confident the route
will prove hugely popular with the 22 million people in our catchment area.”