Belfast Telegraph

Cork flights reap record results, now for Blackpool and Galway

By Clare Weir

An airline flying out of George Best Belfast City Airport has released record results for its newly launched twice daily route to Cork, with typical load factors regularly exceeding 60%.

Manx2.com’s service has been particularly well received by the business market, a sector which has also responded well to Manx2.com’s move this week to the airport, which represents its first permanent base outside its base on the Isle of Man.

This week has also seen the launch of Manx2.com’s new winter timetable from Belfast City Airport.

Appealing to those doing business in the north of England, the airline has introduced a new double daily service to Blackpool. Northern Ireland’s leisure travellers are also expected to welcome the airline’s new weekend service to Galway, with departures from Belfast City Airport at 1.25pm on Fridays, returning at 6.30pm from Galway Airport on Sundays.

Noel Hayes, chairman of Manx2.com said that the firm has had a very strong quarter.

“The move to Belfast City Airport has been welcomed by all passengers, particularly our business travellers, where speed of transit through the terminal and fast access to the city centre are key benefits,” he said.

Currently employing 60 staff, Manx2.com also has a fleet of seven aircraft providing up to 30 flights a day to the Isle of Man.

Manx2.com carries 100,000 passengers a year between the Isle of Man and Blackpool, Belfast, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, Gloucester and Jersey.

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