This summer’s flights out of Manchester and Cardiff will be the last for bmibaby.

Airport news for Flights,Manchester on 14/04/2011.

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Airline bmibaby has announced that it will end flights from Cardiff and Manchester. The carrier says its flights to Europe this summer will be its last out of the two airports.

The low-cost airline announced recently that it would no longer operate through Manchester or Cardiff airports, which are popular with travellers using the carrier’s cheap holidays. At the moment, bmibaby has routes from Cardiff and Manchester to Spain, France, Portugal, Mallorca, Switzerland, Ireland and the Czech Republich.

Bmibaby says it plans to focus on other regional travel hubs. Julian Carr, MD at bmibaby, said the airline would boost its operations at Birmingham, Belfast City and East Midlands airports.

Starting next summer, bmibaby will base an extra two planes at Belfast. The carrier is to commence cheap flights from the Northern Ireland airport to Faro, Alicante, Ibiza, Palma and Malaga.

Bmibaby will also run flights between Belfast and Amsterdam throughout the year. In the winter, it will offer cheap flights to Geneva to cater for the needs of winter sports fans.

Mr Carr added that bmibaby is to base extra aircraft at East Midlands and Birmingham airports. From East Midlands airport, bmibaby will also launch cheap winter flights to Chambery and Toulouse, two popular ski destinations.

Bmibaby says it is also planning more new summer routes, to be announced in the near future. The airline’s sister carriers, bmi and bmi regional, are to continue operating through Manchester.

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