- New return daily flight seven days a week
- Starts 21 April 2019
- First direct flights to Heathrow from island since March 2002
- Multiple opportunities for onward global travel connections
- Flybe's 2019 Summer schedule from Isle of Man base features five routes in total
Flybe, Europe's leading regional airline, will this weekend (31 March 2019) start operating its 2019 Summer schedule from its newly re-opened base on the Isle of Man with the news that it will, with effect from 21 April 2019, also be starting a direct daily flight between the Isle of Man and London Heathrow airport. Operated by 78-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft, seats are available for booking now through to 26 October at www.flybe.com or from local travel agents, with one way fares from £36.99 including taxes and charges.
This will be the first time in nearly 20 years, that the island has had a direct connection to London's largest airport and to the numerous convenient onward connections available via the UKs busiest international hub.
Effective for travel from 21st April 2019
Dep IOM 1350 Arr LHR 1510 Dep LHR 1705 Arr IOM 1825
Booking available now at www.flybe.com or with local travel agents
Despite being the first whole nation to receive a UNESCO biosphere status, an award-winning International Business Centre with a dynamic and expanding digital economy and a popular tourist destination - especially during the world-renowned annual motorcycle racing week - the Isle of Man has not had a fast, convenient connection to Heathrow for many years.
Roy Kinnear, Flybe's Chief Commercial Officer says:
'We are naturally delighted to provide the Isle of Man with renewed connectivity to the capital and onwards to the multiple long-haul destinations available via Heathrow as we start our operations again from the Isle of Man. We look forward to welcoming many new passengers on board this direct service.'
Isle of Man Director of Ports, Ann Reynolds, added:
'This great news is a welcome addition and is a route that our diverse business economy has been seeking.'
In total, Flybe's 2019 Summer schedule features five routes to and from the Isle of Man, the remaining four being those to Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester, as well as flights to Geneva carried over from the Winter programme that operate through to 13 April 2019.