Airport News

XL Airways increases capacity at Manchester

Fri, 30 May, 2008

XL Airways is now offering flights from Manchester Airport using the new Boeing 737-900 aircraft.

The new service started yesterday and is a further sign that the Manchester hub is continuing to grow in popularity with holidaymakers.

Thanks to the new 737-900, XL Airways is able to increase the number of seats available on flights by 26 per flight.

Airline chief executive Peter Owen told Holiday Extras: "XL Airways is proud to be the first UK airline to invest in this new generation of aircraft.

"XL Airways has been flying out of Manchester for seven years now and, because of its continued growth in popularity, we felt it was the natural home for our new planes."

The new aeroplane will be used on flights to Egypt, Spain and the Canary Island, among other destinations.

Earlier this month, Ryanair announced plans to launch a new route to Frankfurt from Manchester.

Commencing on October 26th, the new service will operate on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Joe Evans

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