18 JULY 2011
BTN also goes out by email every Sunday night at midnight (UK time). To view this edition click here.
The Business Travel News
PO Box 758
Edgware HA8 4QF
+44 (0)20 8952 8383
© 2020 Business Travel News Ltd.
Daren Clarke of Northern Ireland may have won golf’s Open Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Club, Kent, yesterday (17 July), but also winners were nearby Manston Airport and resident airline Flybe.
The airline is the only scheduled operator flying into Manston and, over the four-day duration of The Open, hosted 12 flights split evenly from Edinburgh and Belfast City, the latter route in particular attracting a great many late bookings.
Flybe, Europe’s leading regional airline and the UK’s number one domestic carrier, reported that bookings have soared with strong demand on all flights as players, support staff and golfing fans flew in and out for the Open Championship. Total bookings were up 70% compared with the same period in 2010, with those on the airline’s popular Edinburgh service 40% above last year.
All comments are filtered to exclude any excesses but the Editor does not have to agree with what is being said. 100 words maximum
No one has commented yet, why don't you start the ball rolling?