EUJET about to fly from Kent
This is not a piece of subliminal advertising. Just to let you know that a new budget airline’s about to start flying from Manston on the East Kent coast, a much under-used airport with a huge long runway.
The bloke running Eujet is Irish I gather, and was allegedly chief executive at Ryanair before this venture. The airline’s based in Shannon, but that’s not a destination they currently offer (how I hope they will soon!)
But they are flying to Dublin. Routes start up in September and more get added every few weeks. Since the airport’s only 20 mins from my house, it’ll be great for weekends to the Dublin area so I’ll be asking for session venue tips in due course.
Manston is not blessed with ideal infrastructure links, like high speed train services, but I reckon that anyone from London and the South east will probably find it reasonably accessible, with cheap easy parking. I’m a keen supporter of (a) cheap flying and (b) small entrepreneurs in the face of the big boys, so I’ll fly as often as poss with this new outfit.
Anyone interested to check it out, have a look. And one novel gimmick is, you can book your actual seat on the plane, as they give you a pictorial plane layout diagram to choose from when you book.