Airport News doubles Egypt flights from Manchester Airport

Fri, 31 Jul, 2009

Low-cost carrier has announced that it is to increase the frequency of its flights from Manchester Airport to Sharm El Sheikh from the start of next year.

At present, the airline offers just one flight a week to the popular Egyptian holiday resort, with this to be doubled from the start of 2010 due to rising customer demand.

Flights from Manchester Airport will depart on Thursdays and Sundays, with the twice-weekly service to continue throughout 2010, allowing passengers year-round access to some of the Mediterranean's top diving spots and beaches.

Announcing the news, Philip Meeson, chief executive of, said: "When we announced the first low cost service to Sharm El Sheikh from Manchester in 2008, we were confident of its popularity but never envisaged such overwhelming demand.

"As a result, we have increased frequency for the 2010 season, giving the people of Manchester and surrounding areas guaranteed sunshine next year."

News of the expanded service comes as Manchester Airport gears up for its busiest weekend of the year, with as many as 350,000 passengers expected to pass through its terminals over the next couple of days.

Joe Evans

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