Flybe to operate Waterford-Manchester route from May

March 2013

Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, has announced today (March 5) that it will operate four times weekly on the Waterford-Manchester route from Monday, May 22.

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.

The flights are now available to book on with fares starting from €37 each way including taxes and charges. Appealing to business and leisure passengers, the new Waterford-Manchester services will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Graham Doyle, CEO, Waterford Airport, said: “We are delighted to have Flybe on board to operate the Waterford-Manchester route. With almost 100 aircraft and services across 15 countries, they are very experienced operators on regional routes.

“For outbound passengers, we can now offer excellent direct services to Manchester which is a great city destination serving northwest England. It is also a great hub from where passengers have the choice of many connecting flights on Flybe’s extensive network throughout the UK and continental Europe. In addition, there are also seamless onward connections available through the airline’s code-share and interline partners to a huge a range of worldwide destinations when booked through a travel agent.

“From an Irish tourism perspective, Waterford and the southeast has always had close ties to the northwest England market and this direct air route will allow us promote the region to a huge potential market in this year of The Gathering when the southeast has a great deal to offer visitors on the back of the major investment there has been at key tourism sites in the region.

“With their continued operation of the Waterford-Birmingham route, Flybe are a very valued airline partners for Waterford Airport and we look forward to developing this relationship further; we also look forward to welcoming passengers old and new from across the southeast and the UK through Waterford Airport.”

Andrew Strong, Managing Director, Flybe UK, added: “The addition of this new route between Waterford and Manchester follows the winter launch of our Waterford-Birmingham service. We remain committed to offering customers a choice of convenient and affordable flights to and from Waterford and are confident that the f our times weekly service will prove popular. We look forward to welcoming our first passengers on board in May.”

Services on the route will operate at the following times from May 22 –


Depart MAN 1150, arrive WAT 1310
Depart WAT 1335, arrive MAN 1450


Depart MAN 1050, arrive WAT 1210
Depart WAT 1235, arrive MAN 1350

Bookings are now available at

Further information about services at Waterford Airport is available at