British Airways to launch Manchester weekend flights to Europe

According to reports on Flyertalk, and whilst these flights are NOT yet available for booking at, it appears that Manchester Airport prematurely announced that British Airways will be running weekend services from the airport this Summer.

The details now appear to have disappeared from the airport website but the timings are below.

This will be a similar model to the London Stansted weekend services.  Aircraft which would otherwise be flying from London City – which is closed from noon on Saturday to noon on Sunday – are being used to operate regional services.

These are apparently the new services from Manchester.  With just one flight per week on most routes, they won’t be a lot of use unless you are planning a 7-night holiday.

Alicante – 20 May – 30 September (Saturdays)
Depart Manchester 0550, arrive Alicante 0940
Depart Alicante  1025, arrive Manchester 1220

London City – 21 May – 1 October
Depart Manchester 1955, arrive London City 2055 (Sundays)
Depart London City 1945, arrive Manchester 2045 (Thursdays)

Ibiza – 18 May – 1 October
Depart Manchester 2125, arrive Ibiza 0115 (Thursdays)
Depart Manchester 1930, arrive Ibiza 2330 (Saturdays)
Depart Manchester 1250, arrive Ibiza 1640 (Sundays)
Depart Ibiza 0155, arrive Manchester 0330 (Fridays)
Depart Ibiza 0005, arrive Manchester 0150 (Sundays)
Depart Ibiza 1725, arrive Manchester 1910 (Sundays)

British Airways Vickers Viscount

Malaga – 19 May – 29 September (Fridays)
Depart Manchester 0535, arrive Malaga 0935
Depart Malaga 1020, arrive Manchester 1225

Mykonos – 19 May – 29 September (Fridays)
Depart Manchester 1310, arrive Mykonos 1910
Depart Mykonos 1955, arrive Manchester 2205

Palma – 21 May – 1 October (Sundays)
Depart Manchester 0550, arrive Palma 0935
Depart Palma 1020, arrive Manchester 1205

Nice – 20 May – 30 September (Saturdays)
Depart Manchester 1305, arrive Nice 1625
Depart Nice 1710, arrive Manchester 1835

Remember that these flights cannot be booked yet but should open up on in the next few days once the official announcement is made.  The usual 2 Club Europe and 4 Euro Traveller seats will be available on each service so you may want to have a think now about what you might want to book.

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  1. FIRSTclstraveller says:

    Nice to see that lovely pic, which I’m not mistaken, was taken in Jersey 🙂

  2. Sorry have I missed the date this is happening? TIA

  3. Is there any updaye on this Raffles? Just tested the MAN-NCE on several end-of-season dates and there is no direct availability but much indirect.

  4. Is there any update on this Raffles? Just tested the MAN-NCE on several end-of-season dates and there is no direct availability but much indirect.

    • No, nothing official yet. The seats will be made available for sale on the same day as the announcement.