announces new routes from Manchester

6 October 2009 has today (5th October) established itself as Manchester Airport’s biggest scheduled leisure airline following the launch of a further four new routes Dubrovnik, Split, Reus (Costa Dorada) and Prague for summer 2010. will now serve nine new destinations next year, taking the total routes from Manchester with up to 28.

Today’s announcement means that now offers low fare flights to more destinations than any other airline operating scheduled services out of Manchester Airport and is the only airline to offer flights to Reus (Costa Dorada) from Manchester.

Aircraft at the North West base will be increased to service the new routes with 140,000 extra seats for summer 2010, up 20% on this year, and a total 1,000,000 seats now available per year from Manchester with

Starting fares include:

- Dubrovnik from £49.99 one way including taxes departing from 29th April. Flying twice weekly (Thursdays and Sundays)
- Split from £49.99 one way including taxes departing from 8th May. Flying twice weekly (Tuesday and Saturday)
- Reus (Costa Dorada) from £29.99 one way including taxes departing from 25th May. Flying twice a week (Tuesdays and Saturdays)
- Prague from £19.99 one way including taxes departing from 1st April. Flying four times a week (Mondays, Thursday, Friday and Sunday)

Philip Meeson, boss of, said: “At we are bucking the trend of other airlines by significantly increasing our services across our bases. Now as Manchester’s favourite and biggest scheduled leisure airline we are leading the pack, offering the most number of scheduled leisure destinations.

“Our continued investment will see us increase our fleet at Manchester quite significantly and create hundreds of new jobs both at the airport and within the tourism industry as a whole.

“Next summer will see us fly up to 140,000 extra passengers to fantastic destinations across Europe and northern Africa, ensuring that people living in and around the region have an unprecedented choice of holiday destination.

“We have carefully planned our schedule and flight times to suit our passenger’s needs, giving them the option to take short breaks or longer holidays of seven, ten or 14 days. We also pride ourselves in offering friendly flights times, ensuring that our passengers get the most out of their holiday.”

Andrew Cornish Manchester Airport Managing Director said: “Since starting operations from Manchester airport in 2005, has gone from strength to strength establishing the airline as a popular operator with both leisure and business passengers. These latest destinations are a great addition to their route network bringing greater choice for passengers next summer. We look forward to working with in making these services another success story for this popular airline.”

ATOL protected holidays are also be available to Dubrovnik, Split, Reus and Prague for summer 2010, bookable with a low deposit of just £30 per person. Customers can choose from room only to all inclusive packages, from 2 – 5 star hotels and apartments across a range of resorts.

Located in the far south of Croatia, Dubrovnik is often referred to as the jewel of the Adriatic coast. With beautiful beaches, chic bars, boutique hotels and restaurants, alongside many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the picturesque walled-city offers something for all types of holidaymakers.

Split is the second largest city in Croatia located on the Adriatic Coast. With a vast history ranging back to prehistoric times, Split is packed with evidence of its past including a grand Roman palace, medieval streets and further examples of inhabitation by Greeks, Venetians, Austrians and French. With a stunning coastline, clear sandy beaches and crystalline seas, the city is also a great location for a beach holiday.

Located to the south of Barcelona, Reus Airport provides ideal access in to Spain’s popular Costa Dorada (also known as the Golden Coast due to its extensive golden beaches). The ideal holiday location for families, the area benefits from beautiful coast-lines, quaint fishing towns and the world famous PortAventura theme park.

Prague is the ideal destination for a short city break with stunning architecture, a rich history and plenty of shops, markets and cobbled street to explore. It also offers an exciting nightlife with a selection of bars and clubs.

To book flights from Manchester for summer 2010 visit or for ATOL protected holidays visit

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