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10th June 2011 Print

The leading leisure airline has announced three exciting new 2012 routes from Manchester are now on sale to the spectacular French cities of Paris and Toulouse and the beautiful gateway to the Italian Lakes Bergamo (Milan). is the only airline offering summer 2012 flights to Toulouse and Bergamo from Manchester Airport, giving the people of the North West an even wider choice of city and leisure destinations to be enjoyed at friendly low fares and with allocated seats, 22kg baggage allowance and convenient flight times. 

Ian Doubtfire, managing director of, commented: “We are delighted to announce yet more new routes for our customers in the North West. With the three new destinations, on top of our announcement of new flights to Barcelona just two weeks ago, now offers 35 city, sun and ski destinations from Manchester Airport. The addition of Paris and Toulouse greatly enhances our city break offering – we now fly from Manchester to all of the key European cities, from Rome and Budapest to Barcelona and Paris. And Bergamo gives people easy access to the beautiful Italian Lakes including the stunning Lake Garda.”

Andrew Harrison, managing director at Manchester Airport, said: “Since the arrival of in 2005 it has shown continued growth and commitment to Manchester. already has an extensive route network and these three new routes takes the number of destinations it serves to 35 which is great news for us and our passengers.”

Paris is the most popular city break destination in the world with over 30 million visitors every year. From March 2012, the North West’s holidaymakers can tailor their trip for their ideal departure day and duration as’s Paris flights will operate four days a week. The spectacular French capital is ideal for a weekend shopping, a few days sightseeing or to soak up the atmosphere, and with prices from £29.99 one way including taxes customers will have more to spend enjoying the city’s many attractions. is launching Manchester’s only route to Bergamo (Milan), which is at the foot of the Italian Alps. The airport is ideally situated for a holiday enjoying the breathtaking beauty of the Italian Lakes, including Lake Garda, Como and Maggiore. The weekly flights will commence in May 2012, with prices starting at £29.99 one way including taxes. will also offer Manchester Airport’s only flights to Toulouse for summer 2012. ‘The Pink City’ has all the key ingredients for a great break - whether it’s to soak up the culture and visit famous sites including Basilique St-Sernin and the National Space Centre, at the heart of France’s aerospace hub, sample the famous Toulouse sausage used in the dish of the region, Cassoulet, or enjoy a tipple at one of a nearby internationally renowned vineyards. The destination is also a gateway for many other ‘must-sees’ in the South of France including the majestic Pyrenees, fortified  Carcassonne, Catalan Perpignan, historic Montpellier and the pilgrimage site at Lourdes. Flights will depart three times a week, with prices from £29.99 one way including taxes.

Ian Doubtfire continued, “We really listen to our customers, and we know the people of the region want more choice, better service and a quality flight experience. With people know they get great value flights, but they also get the benefits of allocated seats, friendly flight times, unbeatable service and a generous 22kg baggage allowance. And with new flights to key shopping destinations like Paris now available that extra luggage capacity might well be needed on the return fight!”

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