Travel fever hits Manchester
Crawford Rix, managing director, bmibaby, said:
“The current economic conditions are not dampening people’s desire to travel. We have seen an increase in the number of people travelling on short breaks from Manchester and our passenger numbers for Lisbon and Madrid are testament to this. In the first week we will carry over 1,400 passengers between Manchester, Lisbon and Madrid. Our combination of low fares to exciting destinations continues to drive demand.”
The new route to Lisbon will start with a two times a week service operating from Manchester on Tuesday and Saturday. bmibaby is the only airline flying to the vibrant Portuguese capital city from the airport. bmibaby’s new service to Madrid, another route that is currently not served from the airport, will operate on a Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Fares start from just £24.99 one way including taxes and charges.
For summer 2008 the airline will fly to 14 destinations from Manchester Airport: Alicante, Barcelona, Belfast (Intl), Bordeaux, Cork, Ireland West Knock, Jersey, Lisbon, Madrid, Malaga, Newquay, Palma, Perpignan and Prague. Fares start from just £18.99 one way including taxes and charges.