Archive Launch New Route to Madeira for Summer 2010

September 09, 2009 at 00:00, has launched the North West region’s first low cost service to the beautiful island of Madeira from Manchester Airport. The announcement marks the fifth new summer 2010 route for Manchester Airport and, with brand new services to Tunisia, Kos, Gran Canaria and Venice launched in recent weeks and 250 extra jobs created from the airlines expansion. Flights to Madeira (Funchal) are now on sale starting from £49.99 one way including taxes, Flights start from 3rd May 2010, departing on Mondays throughout the summer season. Holidaymakers can also take advantage of holiday packages with from £299* per person for a 7 night 3 star break.

An archipelago off the coast of Portugal, Madeira offers year-round sunshine as well as beautiful natural beaches, rugged coastlines, volcanic caves and breathtaking views. Ideal for water sport enthusiasts, the island’s Atlantic location offers the perfect spot for diving, fishing, surfing, whale and dolphin spotting as well as one of Europe's first underwater nature reserves on the Garajau coast line. Holidaymakers can also take advantage of Madeira’s capital, Funchal, which provides a host of shopping opportunities as well as bustling squares and streets with an abundance of great restaurants with fantastic local cuisine.

Philip Meeson, boss at said, “Madeira is a stunning island and an absolutely fantastic summer holiday destination which I am sure will be extremely popular with our customers in the North West and beyond.

“We are the only airline to offer direct scheduled services to Madeira meaning that this service will benefit people from the North West and beyond. At we are committed to offering our customers a wide range of holiday destinations, at friendly flight times from their local airport. We believe that this approach is why we have continued to see a great demand for our flights from Manchester while other airlines are pulling routes from the airport.”