Flybe Manchester flight routes 2022: which new flights have launched as airline returns?

Flybe will take to the skies once more…but will there be flights from Manchester Airport?
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Birmingham-based airline Flybe has announced that it will be in the air again from this spring.

The company went into administration in March 2020 during the first Covid lockdown due to high operating costs and planes being grounded.

Flybe will operate again from April 2022, with 530 flights per week being launched across 23 routes at airports in Belfast, Birmingham, Leeds and more.

So, are flights coming through Manchester Airport? Here’s all you need to know.

What happened to Flybe?

As the grip of coronavirus on the UK grew stronger, the travel market was one of the hardest hit sectors, with planes at airports all over the country grounded.

Flybe was forced into administration in March 2020, and 2,400 staff lost  their jobs.

Before its demise, Flybe flew the most UK domestic flights between airports outside of London.

How has Flybe made a comeback?

Thirteen months after Flybe went bust, Thyme Opco purchased the airlines assets and business in April 2021, and renamed the company Flybe Limited.

The CEO of Flybe, Dave Pflieger, released a statement upon the company’s return stating: “We think our new flights will benefit everyone who wants low fares and more flights to go on holiday and visit loved ones.

"Our new network will also ensure better regional connectivity inside the UK and between various UK and EU regions.

“Our goal is to create an airline that people love, and we aim to do that by making air travel on Flybe an easy and enjoyable experience so you will fly with us again in the future.

"The new Flybe team has worked tirelessly over the past year to create an airline that delivers on price, schedule, and choice.”

What flights are available?

As well as resuming its domestic routes, Flybe will also operate flights overseas, offering international flights to Amsterdam from Belfast City, Birmingham, East Midlands and London Heathrow.

Flights are set to resume on April 13, and can be booked via Flybe.com.

The company is also offering introductory offers that are available now, as well as everyday discount fares.

Do any flights fly to and from Manchester Airport?

Flights to and from Manchester from Belfast City will be available from July 7, with the flight occurring four times a day.

The flight from Manchester to Belfast City also starts on July 7, with the flight occurring twice daily, costing £39.99

The full list of Flybe routes:

  • Belfast City (BHD) to Birmingham (BHX) from 13 April up to 4x daily
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA from 14 April up to 4x daily
  • Amsterdam (AMS) to Birmingham (BHX) from 28 April daily
  • Amsterdam (AMS) to East Midlands (EMA) from 28 April daily
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Leeds Bradford (LBA) from 28 April up to 3x daily
  • Belfast City (BHD) to London Heathrow (LHR) from 28 April up to 2x daily
  • Leeds Bradford (LBA) to London Heathrow (LHR) from 28 April up to 3x daily
  • Amsterdam (AMS) to Belfast City (BHD) from 28 May daily
  • Amsterdam (AMS) to London Heathrow (LHR) from 29 May up to 2x daily
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) from 23 June up to 3x daily
  • Belfast City (BHD) to East Midlands (EMA) from 7 July up to 2x daily
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Manchester (MAN) from 7 July up to 4x daily
  • Avignon Provence (AVN) to Birmingham (BHX) from 9 July weekly
  • Brest Bretagne (BES) to Birmingham (BHX) from 9 July weekly
  • Avignon Provence (AVN) to Southampton (SOU) from 23 July weekly
  • Southampton (SOU) to Toulon Hyères (TLN) from 24 July weekly
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Southampton (SOU) from 28 July up to 2x daily
  • Birmingham (BHX) to Edinburgh (EDI) from 28 July up to 4x daily
  • Birmingham (BHX) to Glasgow (GLA) from 28 July up to 3x daily
  • Aberdeen (ABZ) to Birmingham (BHX) from 18 August daily
  • Aberdeen (ABZ) to Belfast City (BHD)from 25th August up to 4x weekly
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Inverness (INV) from 25 August up to 4x weekly
  • Belfast City (BHD) to Newcastle (NCL) from 25 August daily