With the imminent arrival of twice daily flights from Manston to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam, international business travellers can now book flights and connect to many of the 190 destinations served by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines at special introductory prices.
And with every business looking to save money, flights from Manston are set to prove very popular after KLM unveiled a list of its promotional destinations. As a result, local firms will be better placed to make the most out of the trade opportunities with the emerging economies in South America and Asia, as well as the likes of Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar, via flights from Schiphol.
Business passengers looking to build specific trade links with China can also benefit from the KLM promotion. The airline is currently offering return flights to Beijing from £472; Hangzhou from £518, Shuangliu from £553, and Xiamen from £543, for flights taken from the start of the Manston service on 2 April until 15 June, 2013.
Return flights from Manston to Dubai, via Schiphol, are on offer from £346, Hong Kong from £513 and the 12,200 mile round trip to Rio de Janeiro is available from £507. The promotional fares are on offer for flights until 15 June, if booked by 31 January, and subject to the airline’s standard terms and conditions.
Charles Buchanan, Chief Executive of Manston Airport, said: “Manston offers a highly attractive 30 minute check-in time, which, combined with hassle-free parking right outside the terminal, will save hours compared to European flights from Heathrow, and even more when travelling long haul. Allowing for time spent to relax in the award-winning Schiphol airport, which offers a great passenger experience, Manston is a very time effective alternative to other South East airports.
“These prices and our service make Manston a really competitive alternative to fighting your way through the larger airports.”
Whether going for business or leisure, travellers can visit Amsterdam, one of Europe’s major commercially and culturally vibrant cities for £79 return, including taxes and charges, when they stay a minimum of two nights, or a Saturday night.
Business people interested in finding out more about the latest KLM promotion and booking flights should visit www.manstonairport.com