Flybe - Europe’s largest regional airline - Summer Schedule announced for Waterford Airport
Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline operates from Waterford to Birmingham five times per week from February 20 and as passengers plan summer breaks, Flybe - Europe’s largest regional airline – has announced its summer timetable and increased the range of onward destinations that passengers from Waterford Airport can fly to via Birmingham with a wide range of European destinations being offered on single transaction booking from Waterford via Birmingham.
Convenient and affordable flights are now available from Waterford via Birmingham to Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow International in Scotland as well as to Guernsey in the Channel Islands; Paris (CDG) and Nice in France; and Dusseldorf and Stuttgart in Germany. Passengers can book on just one booking transaction to include the connecting flight.
Removing the need for passengers from the southeast region to spend time and money travelling to larger Irish airports, the connections are being used increasingly by both leisure and business passengers. For instance, flights are available from Waterford to Edinburgh via Birmingham for less than €150 including all taxes and charges with 10KG luggage allowance. Similarly, flights from Waterford to Paris Charles de Gaulle are available via Birmingham for less than €170 inclusive of taxes and charges. In addition, passengers using debit cards to book online face no card charges. The full range of options can be accessed through flybe.com
A fast train from Birmingham Airport is also available every 20 minutes direct to Euston station, London with a journey time of 1 hour and 13 minutes www.nationalrail.co.uk.
Waterford Airport is actively pursuing alternative airlines to take up the London and Manchester routes following the decision of Aer Lingus Regional to discontinue their London Luton, Southend and Manchester services from January 6, 2013.
Graham Doyle, CEO, Waterford Airport said, "Since the announcement by Aer Arann in November we have been pursuing airlines to take up particularly the London and Manchester routes. This is an ongoing confidential business negotiation and discussions are developing. We know that there is a strong business case for routes between Waterford and these important destinations. We have the full support of the Dept of Transport, Tourism & Sport as well as the State agencies concerned with inward investment and tourism."
Waterford Airport is also the location for a busy Irish Coast Guard base operating from a purpose built facility while the airport also has an active general aviation business.
Further information about services at Waterford Airport is available at www.flywaterford.com