28 February, 2008 – Manchester Airport announces additional Manchester to Stansted flights
There will be even more choice of services to benefit north of England travellers as Eastern Airways introduces additional flights from Manchester Airport to London Stansted.
The UK regional airline, which reintroduced services to Stansted after Air Berlin withdrew from the route in October 2007, will increase flights from three to four each week day from 7 April 2008. Greater convenience and choice will appeal to business commuters.
The new schedule will see weekday departures leaving Manchester at 7.15am, 11.05am, 2.20pm and 5.50pm, arriving in Stansted at 8.10am, 12 noon, 3.15pm and 6.45pm. From Stansted, flights depart at 8.45am, 12.30pm, 4pm and 7.20pm, landing in Manchester at 9.50am, 1.40pm, 5.05pm and 8.25pm.
To coincide with the additional frequency, the independent carrier, which is one of the UK’s most punctual scheduled airlines, has also introduced lower great value one way fares to the route starting from £49 including taxes, fees and charges.
Chris Holliday, Eastern Airways’ chief operating officer said: "We are further enhancing our business schedules, offering north of England commuters greater choice, convenience and flexibility to help them make the best use of day trips.
"Along with these additional services we have introduced great value one way fares on the route, which will also appeal to those travelling for leisure purposes."
"We welcome Eastern Airways decision to further expand the Stansted service from Manchester," said Aidan Mooney, Manchester Airport’s head of network development.
"This latest announcement is excellent news for north west companies with business links and it further enhances our network of domestic services as we continue to provide travellers with a truly comprehensive range of world wide destinations from Manchester."
With up to 20 flights a week from Manchester to Stansted, the service is aimed at both business and leisure travellers heading for Cambridgeshire, Essex, Suffolk and Hertfordshire.
All customers travelling with Eastern Airways can utilise a dedicated fast track security channel at Stansted to avoid queues and, the airline does not charge for hold baggage. Onboard, all passengers have a choice of seat and are offered complimentary drinks and snacks, including champagne.
Eastern Airways has been operating high frequency scheduled services from Manchester for eight years and also flies from the airport to Inverness.
Source: Manchester Airport press release