airportThere was good news for Waterford Airport this week, with the announcement that flights from Waterford to Manchester will resume in the summer. Flybe announced on Tuesday that it would expand operations at the Waterford base, to include a four times weekly Waterford-Manchester route from Monday, 22nd May . The airline already operates a Waterford-Birmingham service.
There were grave fears for the future of the airport late last year, when Aer Arann, operating as Aer Lingus Regional, terminated its Waterford-London and Waterford-Manchester services. However Graham Doyle, CEO, Waterford Airport, said the new Waterford-Manchester services, set to operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, will be a great tourism booster.
“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.