Flybe to reinstate Manchester-Derry link

7 Mar 2011 by BusinessTraveller

Flybe will fly five-times weekly between Manchester and Derry this summer, a route which was last served 13 years ago.

The regional carrier will offer flights between May 19 and September 25, departing Manchester on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 1020 (arriving 1125), Saturday at 0905 (arriving 1010), and Sunday at 1350 (arriving 1455).

The return leg will leave the City of Derry on Monday, Thursday and Friday at 1150 (arriving 1255), Saturday at 1035 (arriving 1140), and Sunday at 1520 (arriving 1625).

It’s the first time in 13 years there has been a direct scheduled link between Manchester and Northern Ireland’s second biggest city. Other routes from Derry to the UK include Birmingham, Glasgow Prestwick, Liverpool and London Stansted, all with Ryanair.

The news follows Flybe’s announcement of new routes to Aberdeen and Nantes from Manchester, both of which commenced in December 2010 see online news September 28, 2010).

Flights for the Manchester-Derry route are available from £24.00 one way.

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Report by Mark Caswell

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