A new airline has declared an interest in operating transatlantic flights from Manston. FlyInvicta.com is looking to initially run day-time flights between the East Kent airport and New York. The fledgling company has contacted Manston Airport chiefs to notify them of their intentions.
FlyInvicta.com stressed that the Manston to New York route was far from a done deal and that they were also in talks with airports in London, the north of England and mainland Europe. The company is also in the process of raising the necessary funding required to secure its short to medium-term future against factors such as rising fuel costs and a proposed rise in airport tax. A FlyInvicta.com statement reads:
“FlyInvicta.com is a pioneering long-haul operator with plans to fly new trans-Atlantic routes. Reminiscent of a more courteous and comfortable age, FlyInvicta.com will potentially initially fly from Manston to New York, offering a full range of business and economy travel that rivals established carriers. Respect for customers is our watchword. Customers can rely on our exceptional attention to detail, an expert management team drawn from professionals within the airline, travel and business worlds, and highly trained crews. Together, these create the foundation for a consistent, welcoming and reliable service within a secure and safe environment. Other routes may be announced in due course.”
The company has set up a short survey on its website in a bid to research which US destinations would be most sought-after by Kent and London passengers.
businessforkent 14th Jul 2011