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February 17th, 2010

flybe to fly to Manston (Kent)

flybe have just put a route on sale from Edinburgh to Kent Manston – their only route to Kent Manston and the only low-cost route to operate from Kent Manston since EUJet went bankrupt in 2005. flybe will begin flying daily on this route from the end of May 2010. Tickets are available at

December 23rd, 2008

flybe expands flights to Jersey

flybe are expanding the number of flights they operate to Jersey and have launched a number of new routes. These include flights from Dundee, Inverness, Humberside, London (Luton) and even Kent Manston. These flights will operate for the 2009 summer season and can be booked now at

August 26th, 2005

Kent International Airport sold

A purchase of Kent (Manston) has been agreed from the administrators of Planestation PLC (owner of EUjet, who were forced into administration in July).

The new owners will be Infratil, who own Scotland’s low-cost hub airport – Glasgow (Prestwick). It remains to be seen whether they can (or want to) develop Manston in the same way.

July 26th, 2005

EUjet suspends operations

As anticipated yesterday when shares in the PlaneStation Group were suspended from trading, EUjet has today entered voluntary administration.

Since this morning, EUjet flights from their base at Kent (Manston) have been cancelled. The future of the airline is unclear, and we have no details of any financial rescue package being offered.

easyJet have responded to the collapse of EUjet by offering stranded passengers due to travel inbound to the UK in the next 7 days reduced fares.

June 14th, 2005

Smart Wings and EUjet codeshare

Smart Wings and EUjet have announced that they will cooperate on a route from Kent (Manston) to Prague. From 12 July 2005, Smart Wings will help with sales and marketing on these flights. The flights will actually be operated by EUjet.

December 17th, 2004

EUjet announce new summer routes

EUJet will commence 8 new routes from Kent (Manston) for the summer 2005. From 27 March they will launch new flights to Alicante, Budapest, Belfast (International), Newcastle, Girona and Cologne-Bonn. From 01 May they will launch routes to Seville and Valencia.

September 27th, 2004

Planestation to buy EUjet

Planestation, the company which owns Kent (Manston) airport which recently became the base of EUjet is to buy EUjet. At present, they already own 30% of the airline which only began flying on 01 September 2004.

Under the proposed purchase, they are expected to hold a 100% stake in the company.

In other news, EUjet were due to begin flying from Kent (Manston) to Milan (Orio al Serio) on 04 October 2004, but have dropped the route from their schedules.

September 15th, 2004

EUJet cuts back routes before launch

EUJet, a new low-cost airline based at Kent (Manston) began flying just 2 weeks ago. Already they have cut 2 routes from their schedule, both of which they were due to start today.

They were planning to fly from Dublin to Shannon and apparently had an agreement with Aer Lingus that they would stop flying this route in order to stimulate demand in their direction. EUJet have indicated that the reason they have dropped this route is because Aer Lingus have not altered their schedules.

In addition, they appear to have dropped the route between their 2 hub airports, Shannon and Kent (Manston), which was due to launch today.

May 20th, 2004

EUjet plans British budget launch for September 04

EUjet have announced, after a much anticipated wait, that they will begin a budget operation primarily based at Kent (Manston), an airport the owners would like to see dubbed as ‘London-Manston’. They will also have a 2nd hub at Shannon in Ireland.

From Manston, EUjet are scheduled to fly to a range of destinations in Europe, flights beginning in September include: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Dublin, Faro, Girona, Jersey, Murcia, Nice and Prague.

Further routes are due to begin from Manston in October, including: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Madrid, Malaga, Manchester, Milan (Malpensa) and Palma (Mallorca). Their final batch of new routes (still from Manston!) are scheduled to take-off in December, including: Geneva, Salzburg, Toulouse, Turin and Zurich.

Their routes from Shannon are due to begin from September (again over a period of months), to Dublin, Geneva, Malaga and Murcia.

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