From April 21 regional airline Flybe will be flying between London’s premier airport and the Isle of Man.
Granted it is only one flight a day but, as with its new Guernsey-London Heathrow link, this new service is all about providing global connectively for travellers to and from the Isle of Man.
According to iomtoday.co.im the last time this route was served was 20 years ago by the then Manx Airlines.
Flybe’s website displays the following schedules:
- London Heathrow to Isle of Man BE2156 departs 1705, arrives 1825
- Isle of Man to London Heathrow BE1255 departs 1350, arrives 1510
It will be operating the route with a Dash-8/400 turbo-prop.
At Heathrow Flybe interlines with a number of carriers including Virgin Atlantic, Emirates and Singapore Airlines.
This new link will be welcomed by the many business travellers who need to access the Isle of Man either internationally or from London itself.
While there are flights from London these operate from airports other than Heathrow.
Last year Loganair took over operation of BA’s flights between London City airport and the Isle of Man, under a wet lease agreement.
Flybe will have more than doubled its London Heathrow operations in summer 2019 compared to summer 2018.
The number of daily Heathrow flights (covering Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Newquay, Guernsey and Isle of Man) will have increased from seven to 15.