Flybe London Stansted to Isle of Man
Flybe expanded its operations at London Stansted this week, with the start of services to Isle of Man. Heading-up the celebrations, and cutting the island-shaped cake were: Flybe’s GM UK (South), Paul Willoughby; and Andrew Harrison, MD London Stansted Airport.
- Flybe has commenced its second city pair from London Stansted (STN) this week, joining existing services to Dundee (operated by franchisee Loganair). Starting on 16 March, the airline is now flying to Isle of Man (IOM) with a five times weekly service, however from the start of the S15 season the operation will be ramped up to 17 times weekly. The 406-kilometre route will be operated by the airline’s 74-seat Q400s and will face no direct competition. Indirect competition on the city pair comes in the form of British Airways (from London City) and easyJet (from London Gatwick). Flybe CCO, Paul Simmons, said: “This is an important day for Flybe as we mark the start of our new operations out of London Stansted with this new multiple frequency year-round route to and from the Isle of Man. We’re committed to bolstering regional connectivity across the UK. Our franchise partner, Loganair, has already established a route to Dundee from London Stansted and so, with the help and support of the airport team, we are naturally delighted to be extending further the Flybe presence to and from this key London airport.” London Stansted’s MD Andrew Harrison said: “It’s always exciting to welcome a new airline and launch new routes and today we’re not just welcoming the expansion of our UK regional connections but the arrival of Flybe onto the departure boards for the first time in Stansted’s history. This is really great news and an important part of our ambition to attract new airlines to Stansted and provide greater choice for passengers.”