Airport News

Manchester Airport offering flights to Lourdes

Fri, 04 Sep, 2009

Airline bmibaby has revealed plans to launch a new route from Manchester Airport to Lourdes in France.

The twice-weekly service, which is due to run on Mondays and Fridays from April 30th until October 1st 2010, is the first link between the two destinations.

The budget airline indicated that it expects the route to be popular among tourists next summer with estimates suggesting that 9,000 passengers will use the service during the busiest part of 2010.

"We are pleased we can offer the people of Manchester the chance to travel to an exciting new destination," said bmibaby's managing director Craford Rix.

He also noted that the airline intends to offer routes to 19 different airports around Europe next summer.

In other news, budget carrier Jet2.com revealed last week that it is to launch seven new routes from East Midlands Airport in May 2010, including routes to Lanzarote, Corfu, Crete and Dalaman.

Joe Evans

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