Flybe launches brand new route from Manchester to Rotterdam


Flybe has today established a presence at Rotterdam The Hague Airport with its inaugural flight from Manchester marking the start of this new double daily service.

It is the only route from the UK to Rotterdam The Hague outside of London. The new route offers two flights a day on weekdays, morning flights on Saturdays, and an afternoon service on a Sunday. 

Following an official send off by Commercial Director of Manchester Airport Stephen Turner, Flybe’s Chief Revenue Officer, Vincent Hodder joined the first passengers for the inaugural flight. They were welcomed at Rotterdam The Hague with a traditional water arc and personally greeted on arrival by Ron Louwerse, CEO of Rotterdam The Hague Airport.

Mr Hodder said:

“Flybe is delighted to offer this new double daily service to Rotterdam The Hague from our Manchester hub. We are really pleased by the customer response to our conveniently timed flights that offer time-saving travel between these two key European cities. We are not only seeing bookings from those obviously travelling for business but weekend travel is also proving extremely popular, with our first Friday flight filling up fast. It bodes well for the future as we seek to offer our Manchester customers an even wider choice of flights from their local airport and also as we establish a presence at Rotterdam the Hague.”

Stephen Turner, Commercial Director for Manchester Airport, said:

“I’m delighted that today sees Flybe’s inaugural flight between Manchester Airport and Rotterdam. This new service will offer the 22 million people in our catchment area direct links to a fantastic city that offers passengers a wealth of attractions to visit as well as access to its thriving business district and the nearby city of The Hague.”

Taking just 90-minutes, Flybe’s flights are conveniently timed for day return business travel giving customers quick and easy access for onward travel from the airport that has excellent transport connections to The Hague, home to the Netherland’s seat of government. 

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