Flybe confirm airline dropping Knock-Birmingham flights.

Waterford – Birmingham and other destinations also being wound up.

Sligo News File Online.

Flybe Purple 2014Flybe has officially confirmed that it is to discontinue flights between Knock and Birmingham – according to the airport, the service is to cease with effect from 28 March 2015.

Paul Simmons, Flybe Chief Commercial Officer, said the airline has
“a disciplined approach to the routes it operates, which means we
continually review our network to ensure that we offer the right
choice of destinations and level of frequency required for our
customers.

“As part of such a recent review, we have decided to cease our
flights to Hamburg, Knock, Oslo, Perpignan, Toulouse and
Waterford.”

Mr. Simmons said passengers who have booked to fly on these
routes will be contacted and offered an alternative flight or a full
refund.

Flybe, said Mr. Simmons, “sincerely apologise for any inconvenience
experienced as a result of this commercial decision.”

Ireland West has stated that Flybe flights between Knock and
Manchester are to continue as normal.

Flybe, UKs No.1 domestic carrier, commenced its Knock-Birmingham service 14 months ago, on 27 October 2013, with passenger numbers of 30,000 annually. The company’s Knock-Manchester flights kicked off on 30 October 2011.