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Article from BTNews 6 FEBRUARY 2017

Routes bonanza from BA

Seven new routes from Manchester Airport this summer and three new destinations from Manchester’s sister airport Stansted are in the pipeline at British Airways in what CEO and chairman Alex Cruz said was a response to customer demand.

From May, the airline will begin direct flights between Manchester and Alicante, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma in Spain; Mykonos in Greece; Nice in the south of France and a weekly service to London City Airport.

In addition, there will be new flights between Stansted, part of the Manchester Airport Group, and Florence, Geneva and Nice, plus increased frequency on existing routes to Ibiza and Palma. Flights to Malaga and Faro will also resume for the summer. Flights will be operated with the Embraer 190.

Club Europe and eligible Executive Club members will also be able to use the rooftop British Airways Terraces lounge at Manchester, plus free food and drinks on board and other benefits.

Cruz said: “These are the destinations our customers tell us they want to fly to, so we look forward to a busy summer.  “The Thursday night flight from London City also gives commuters a valuable link back to Manchester, with the return flight on a Sunday.”


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