Beauty Queens bring ray of sunshine to Flybe launch

Flybe celebrated the start of its new route between Manchester and Bournemouth with a truly glamorous launch!

To mark the inaugural flight yesterday (27 May), Miss Manchester, Elicia Davies, flew from Manchester to the south coast where she met up with Miss Bournemouth, Chantelle Lewis.

Commenting on the first ever flight from Bournemouth, Mike Rutter, Flybe Chief Commercial Officer said: “The addition of Bournemouth to our already extensive choice of regional airports reflects our commitment to continued development and also to our growth at Manchester Airport where we are the largest scheduled airline.”

Rob Goldsmith, Bournemouth Airport’s Managing Director said: “Flybe is an airline that is known and trusted in this area and we are delighted that they have decided to start operating flights to and from Manchester. It’s one of our most requested destinations – for both business and leisure travel – and we look forward to welcoming Flybe passengers to our airport.”

Adds Manchester Airport’s Commercial Director, Andrew Harrison: “We welcome this new service from Flybe. This route to Bournemouth not only extends our network across the UK but connects our sister airport with Manchester. This is a brand new destination from Manchester Airport to a popular seaside holiday town. We look forward to supporting Flybe in making this service a success.”

Flights operate six times a week and are available for booking now at with fares from just 24.99 one way, including taxes and charges.

Monday to Friday
Depart Manchester 10.40 hrs Arrive Bournemouth 11.40 hrs
Depart Bournemouth 12.05 hrs Arrive Manchester 13.05 hrs

Depart Manchester 10.15 hrs Arrive Bournemouth 11.15 hrs
Depart Bournemouth 11.40 hrs Arrive Manchester 12.40 hrs

Press enquiries to:
Sally Windsor, External Communications, Bournemouth Airport
Tel: 01202 364106 or 07768 444556

Published on: 28/05/2010 15:17:50

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