Flybe is saving the day for holidaymakers and commuters on the Cornwall to Manchester route. With the closure of Plymouth Airport announced for the end of the year, Air Southwest, who had been servicing the Cornwall-Manchester route, will stop flights at the end of September.
Fortunately, Flybe will now be flying year round, four times weekly, beginning October 30. Fares are from £29.99 one way including taxes and charges and the airline also confirmed it will operate a Manchester to Knock (Ireland) route, year-round.
Meanwhile in other airline news, Ryanair has had its bottom smacked by the Advertising Standards Authority for “misleading” advertising. In an ad campaign prior to New Year’s Eve last year, the carrier ran an ad saying flights to Ireland were just £7, but these fares weren’t actually available for New Year’s Eve, and in the small print it added that it was only possible to fly for the lowest price from January to March.
Ryanair has just announced another new route – this time from London Stansted to Leipzig in Germany, five times a week starting November 2nd, just in time for its Christmas markets and classical concerts which the town is famous for.