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An extra SIX flights per week to Manchester

Flybe adds capacity on the route to the hub

Exeter-based airline Flybe is to boost its popular Manchester service with six extra flights each week from October 26th, 2014.

Europe’s largest regional airline has added a fourth weekday flight departing from Exeter mid-morning which will be operated by one of its E175 jets, and a third flight on Sundays that leaves in the early afternoon. 

Matt Roach, Exeter Airport’s Managing Director added:  “South West passengers have welcomed the ease of onward connectivity through Flybe’s Manchester hub. The additional flights, providing extra capacity on the route, further increase the ability to connect to a huge range of domestic and world-wide destinations from Exeter.  Four flights a day will mean that connecting times with major international carriers will be minimised and people from the South West could be departing to Sydney, New York, Toyko or Cape Town in a shorter time than if they had travelled to a London airport.  Passenger baggage, which is checked-in at Exeter, also goes all the way to the final destination without the need to reclaim at any transfer airport. With the start of Flybe’s flights to London City airport in October, these are exciting times for air travellers in the South West. ”

Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer said:  “Being ‘the fastest way from A to Flybe’, we have scheduled these extra flights to ensure there will be a convenient choice throughout the day, not just for those visiting Manchester but also for those making the many onward connections with Flybe available through our Manchester hub to the rest of the UK. This is not to mention the hundreds of onward global connections also available out of Manchester that includes those with our codeshare partners, all of which are now easily accessible from Exeter without the need to battle overcrowded South East airports!”  

One way fares are from £34.99 including taxes and charges are on sale now at flybe.com
 
Twelve Flybe routes are on offer from Exeter Airport, with a choice of up to 202 flights a week, that includes up to 50 flights a week to and from Manchester.

NEW WINTER SCHEDULE – EXETER (EXT) – MANCHESTER (MAN)
Effective for travel Sunday 26th October, 2014

Mon-Fri
Dep EXT 0700 arr MAN 0805 – Dep MAN 0845 arr EXT 0950
[Dep MAN 1040 arr EXT 1140] Dep EXT 1220 arr MAN 1330
Dep EXT 1445 arr MAN 1555 – Dep MAN 1645 arr EXT 1745
Dep EXT 1840 arr MAN 1940 – Dep MAN 2025 arr EXT 2130

Sat
Dep EXT 0700 arr MAN 0805 – Dep MAN 0845 arr EXT 0950
Dep EXT 1840 arr MAN 1940 – Dep MAN 2025 arr EXT 2130

Sun
Dep EXT 1120 arr MAN 1230 – Dep MAN 1040 arr EXT 1140
[Dep MAN 1150 arr EXT  1250] Dep EXT 1315 arr MAN 1425
Dep EXT 1840 arr MAN 1940 – Dep MAN 2025  arr EXT 2130