Flybe, Europe’s largest regional airline, will start operating routes from Stansted Airport next March with a three times a day year round service to the Isle of Man and double daily flights to Newcastle. Seasonal services to Newquay will also be launched in summer 2015.
Flybe announce first ever Stansted take-offs
The arrival of Flybe onto the Stansted network and launch of these three new routes will not only give passengers convenient access to important regional markets but the multiple daily frequencies will be particularly attractive to business travellers seeking schedules that compliment the working day.
Welcoming today’s announcement, Stansted Airport’s Managing Director, Andrew Harrison said: "Today’s announcement is not only great news for our passengers but is a significant step forward on our ambition to transform Stansted and provide a richer mix of flight connections for the region we serve.
"When M.A.G acquired Stansted we set a clear ambition to transform the airport and the arrival of Flybe onto the departure boards for the first time in the airports history, and launch of these new direct services to Newcastle, Isle of Man and Newquay is another significant milestone in achieving that ambition.
"There is great support from across the business community to see Stansted grow, attract more airlines, offer a broader range of destinations and increase flight frequencies to provide the choice and connectivity that business passengers rely upon to compete and win more business.
"These new services deliver that for the business communities we serve and will be very popular additions to the route network for leisure connections and we’re looking forward to giving Flybe our full support as they prepare to launch these new connections from Stansted ."
Announcing the new routes today, Paul Simmons, Flybe’s Chief Commercial Officer said: "We are pleased to launch three new routes to/ from London Stansted. Bolstering regional connectivity is our number one aim at Flybe and we’re always looking for ways to improve connectivity within the UK.
"We’re really thrilled to be able to bring a year-round offer to Stansted Airport and look forward to welcoming passengers from the Isle of Man, Newcastle and Newquay who are seeking easy access to Hertfordshire, Essex and London."
One way fares from £29.99 including taxes and charges are available to book online from today at www.flybe.com
London Stansted is London's third-busiest airport, currently serving around 22 million passengers a year. The airport is ideally located in between the global tech and life science hubs of London and Cambridge.