Manchester Secures Two New International Routes

Manchester Airport this week secured two new international routes as it continues to grow as the gateway to Northern England.

The new routes are:

 

Biman Bangladesh

biman 787

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will fly three times a week from the UK’s northern hub to the Bangladeshi capital and Sylhet, one of the two world’s biggest cities.

The airline will use a Boeing 787 Dreamliner on the route, which will start on January 4th 2020, and will operate via the eastern Bangladeshi city of Sylhet on its return from Manchester.

Onboard services on the Biman 787 will include a selection of inflight entertainment with a range of movies, TV, music and games. Plus, Biman has designed a range of menus to reflect the fresh, innovative cuisine of Bangladeshi culture with western flare. Return business class fares start from £1,500 and economy from £580.

 

airBaltic

Latvian airline airBaltic will launch scheduled flights between Manchester and Riga, Latvia on March 29, 2020. The new route will offer convenient connections to passengers travelling from Manchester to the Latvian capital and over 70 destinations served from Riga to Scandinavia, Russia, the Middle East and Europe.

Martin Gauss, Chief Executive Officer of airBaltic: “Riga is a dynamic city and a key business centre of the Baltic states and has a lot to offer to both business and leisure travellers. It is also a very convenient transfer point with excellent connections within our wide route network. Our passengers will be able to travel to both cities for very attractive prices in the economy or our full-service business class on the new and comfortable Airbus A220-300 aircraft.”

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director at Manchester Airport, said: “It’s great to see airBaltic come to Manchester Airport with flights to Riga. It is already a very popular destination, so it is great to see the Latvian flag carrier come onto the route too, giving additional choice and flexibility for the 22 million people in our vast catchment area.

[Read my airBaltic trip report from Frankfurt to Lviv via Riga]

 

 

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