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Release date : 2009-09-02

bmibaby announce new route from Manchester to Lourdes

Low cost airline, bmibaby, has today (2 September 2009) announced a new route for summer 2010, from Manchester Airport to Lourdes.

The summer service to Lourdes commences on 30 April 2010 and will operate until 01 October 2010. bmibaby expects to carry over 9,000 passengers on the route over the summer months and flights will operate on Mondays and Fridays.

bmibaby is currently the only low cost carrier to operate flights from Manchester to Lourdes and prices will start from just £37.99 one way including taxes and charges.

Lying in the foot of the Pyrenees, Lourdes is a small market town famous for the apparitions of ‘Our Lady of Lourdes’ that are reported to have occurred in 1858 to Bernadette Soubirous. Lourdes attracts around 5 million tourists and pilgrims each year and has the second highest number of hotels in France, after Paris.

Crawford Rix, managing director, bmibaby, said:

“bmibaby is proud to introduce this new route to our flying programme from Manchester Airport. We are the only low cost carrier to offer flights from Manchester to Lourdes, so we are pleased we can offer the people of Manchester the chance to travel to an exciting new destination.

“Over the summer months we expect to carry an additional 9,000 passengers on the new route. We will now offer nineteen fantastic European destinations from Manchester.

“We recently went on sale with eighteen other destinations for summer 2010 from Manchester Airport, to allow our customers to plan ahead and secure the best deals for next year.”

Flight Times:

  Day of service Departs Lands
Manchester to Lourdes Monday 10.20 13.25
  Friday 10.20 13.25
Lourdes to Manchester Monday 14.35 15.45
  Friday 14.35 15.45

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