Low-cost carrier Bmibaby has announced three new routes from Manchester to Lisbon, Madrid and Barcelona.
The twice-weekly Lisbon flight starts on June 17 and will depart Manchester at 0850 on Tuesday and Sunday, arriving into the Portuguese capital at 1150, with the return leg departing at 1220 and arriving back into the UK at 1520.
No other carrier currently serves this route, as is the case for the forthcoming Manchester-Madrid service, which will depart four times per week (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday) from June 16. The outbound leg will depart Manchester at 1425, arriving into the Spanish capital at 1755, with the inbound flight leaving Madrid at 1825 and arriving into the UK at 1955.
Meanwhile, Bmibaby will also compete with the incumbent Monarch Airlines on the Manchester-Barcelona route from this September. The four-weekly service (as opposed to Monarch’s daily offering) will depart the UK on Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday at 1415, arriving into the Catalan city at 1740, with the return leg leaving at 1825 and arriving into Manchester at 1950.
Fares for the new routes start from £24.99 one-way. For more information visit bmibaby.com.
Report by Mark Caswell