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Flybe to stop Luxembourg/Manchester flights

13.11.2017 From our online archive
Following the announcement a few months ago that Flybe was axing flights between Luxembourg and Birmingham in October, it seems that Manchester flights are to face the same fate.
Flybe's Manchester - Luxembourg flights could be coming to an end

Following the announcement a few months ago that Flybe was axing flights between Luxembourg and Birmingham in October, it seems that Manchester flights could be  facing the same fate.

Anyone attempting to book flights via the Flybe website beyond March 2018, will be confronted with the message: "There are no flights available on this date".

When contacted by Wort English, a representative of Flybe stated "I'm sorry to say that we are not operating this route at this time."

The date from which flights can no longer be booked on the website is March 23, 2018 and if Manchester flights cease completely, it would mean a complete pull-out of Flybe in Luxembourg.

Timetable showing now more Luxembourg-Manchester flights can be booked beyond March 23, 2018 from the Flybe website.
Timetable showing now more Luxembourg-Manchester flights can be booked beyond March 23, 2018 from the Flybe website.

However the airline was keen to point out that, "our Manchester-Luxembourg route is still currently under review," meaning that the route could return at a later stage.

Details of why exactly Manchester flights are stopping, whether they be temporary or permanent, have not been made clear, but if the reason is similar to the  Birmingham route then it could be because "passenger numbers have remained below projections".

In a separate communication with another Flybe representative, it was confirmed that, "for the time being the route will stop after 23rd March".

One reader telephoned the Wort after initially seeing this article stating he had been told by the airline that the route is being stopped "for commercial reasons."

Wort has asked Flybe for clarification and further information and awaits reply.

(Adam Walder, adam.walder@wort.lu, +352 49939721)