bmibaby launches summer 2009 programme: New routes for Manchester Airport to Toulouse and Amsterdam

bmibaby has today launched stage one of its summer 2009 flight programme with exciting new routes from Manchester Airport to Toulouse and Amsterdam. The two new services commence on 29th March 2009 and both routes are currently not served by any other low cost airline from the airport. bmibaby will operate a double daily service to Amsterdam between Monday and Friday plus an additional service on Sunday. Flights to Toulouse will operate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Six other European routes will also go on sale today from Manchester to Malaga, Alicante, Bordeaux, Perpignan and Palma. Stage two of summer 2009 will be on sale in the next few weeks. The two new routes bring the total number of destinations served by bmibaby from Manchester to 16.

To celebrate the launch of summer 2009 flights, the bmibaby ice cream van will be travelling around the UK and will be visiting Manchester Airport on Thursday (11th September 2008). The airline’s cabin crew will be giving out free ice cream to all passengers outside terminal three, come rain or shine!

Crawford Rix, managing director, bmibaby, said: “Despite the challenging market conditions, bmibaby continues to go from strength to strength and we’re proud to introduce even more new routes from Manchester Airport today to Toulouse and Amsterdam. As we are the only low fares airline operating from Manchester to these two destinations, we advise people to save money and book with bmibaby now! Both services commence on 29th March 2009.

"Toulouse has a fantastic architectural heritage, a great all year round climate, and is the gateway to fantastic towns and cities in the South West region of France. Amsterdam is a must see European hotspot and offers travellers everything from to Van Gogh, to flower markets to trendy bars and cafes.

"We decided to launch our summer 2009 flying schedule earlier this year, to not only give people something to look forward too, but also to meet consumer demand. Customers have been contacting us asking when they can book next year’s flights, this shows that the appetite for travel is still very much alive and kicking in Manchester!

"I strongly believe that the combination of bmibaby’s low fares and great service is fuelling the demand for our flights and as result we will continue to offer new destinations from Manchester. We not only provide benefits such as allocated seating for everyone, thus saving the chaotic scramble for seats, but customers can also join bmi diamond club, the UK’s most generous frequent flier programme.

"We will shortly be launching stage two of our summer 2009 flying programme so advise people to visit and book early to secure a great deal. bmibaby is here to stay and we have long term growth plans for Manchester region.”


Source: Manchester Airport
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