Flybe Manchester to Rotterdam
Cutting the Flybe-coloured ribbon to commemorate the start of the airline’s new service from Manchester to Rotterdam were: Kent Siggery, Flybe Station Manager, Manchester Airport; Andrew Boyd, Head of Terminal 3, Manchester Airport; Richard Luffman, Flybe PR Executive; and Stephen Turner, Commercial Director, Manchester Airport.
At the Dutch end of the new sector, this fantastic cake, complete with a purple Q400, was used to mark the start of this 476-kilometre 12 times weekly route.
- Flybe, established a presence at Rotterdam (RTM) on 8 February with its inaugural flight from Manchester (MAN), marking the start of this 12 times weekly service. It is the only route from the UK to Rotterdam outside of London. The 476-kilometre sector is operated by the airline’s 78-seat Q400s and faces no direct competition. Stephen Turner, Manchester Airport Commercial Director said: “I’m delighted that today sees Flybe’s inaugural flight between Manchester Airport and Rotterdam. This new service will offer the 22 million people in our catchment area direct links to a fantastic city that offers passengers a wealth of attractions to visit as well as access to its thriving business district and the nearby city of The Hague.” Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, Vincent Hodder said: “Flybe is delighted to offer this new double daily service to Rotterdam The Hague from our Manchester hub. We are really pleased by the customer response to our conveniently timed flights that offer time-saving travel between these two key European cities. We are not only seeing bookings from those obviously travelling for business but weekend travel is also proving extremely popular, with our first Friday flight filling up fast. It bodes well for the future as we seek to offer our Manchester customers an even wider choice of flights from their local airport and also as we establish a presence at Rotterdam the Hague.” See how Rotterdam Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.