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British Airways to launch Manchester weekend flights to Europe

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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.

British Airways Vickers Viscount

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)

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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Comments (32)

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  • Tim says:

    Welcome back to Britain British Airways!

    MAN – Kalamata would have been appreciated.

  • Eli Goldberg says:

    How I’d love some Manchester options.
    It’s an avios killer to always have to connect via Heathrow.
    Nothing to Geneva or Lyon?

  • Matt says:

    Glorious news. Not sure how Galleries MAN will cope with extra pax on top of the regular LHR shuttle lot. A scramble for a slice of cheese will likely become a fully fledged fight.

    • Planeflyer says:

      These flights are operated by an E190, so not the largest aircraft, and I imagine not exactly status heavy. I’m sure the lounge can cope with an extra ~10-20 people on these once weekly summer flights.

      • Trickster says:

        Assume the lounge still opens @ 5am, so a bit late for the earliest flights

  • Anna says:

    Any ideas on pricing? I assume they are looking to compete with low cost carriers.

  • Nick M says:

    Relatively OT – looking to book LCY – Berlin in July and was a little confused by BoB… do you still receive food/drink on flights to/from City?

    The return may need to be in CE to use Avios so would this still be catered as normal in any event? I assume that I’d also get access to the recently reviewed lounge in Berlin if flying back CE too?

    • Rob says:

      You get free food and drink today but the switchover should happen before July.

      CE is real food and, yes, you’d get lounge access.

  • the_real_a says:

    Give an additional one way option. In or out on avios and then LCC the other way.

  • Andy says:

    The IBZ flights will be packed

  • FIRSTclstraveller says:

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

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