Tuesday, 29 September 2009 12:00 AM
British holidaymakers are being offered new fly/cruise deals in the Mediterranean from 2010 as MSC launches new regional flights.
The operator has introduced regional flights from Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh airports between April and September 2010 to serve the growing popularity of cruising in the UK.
Prices start at Â£249 for a return journey and include transfers to and from the port.
The flights, which will be serviced by Monarch Airlines, Thomas Cook, Flybe and Jet2, will coincide with Mediterranean departures from Barcelona, Venice and Mallorca.
Managing director of MSC Cruises, Giulio Libutti, said: “As a result of the 50 per cent growth in sales activity between 2008 and 2009, and continued predicted year-on-year growth in the UK, MSC Cruises has expanded its service offering, with a range of regional flights.
“These flights will ultimately open up MSC fly/cruise holidays to a wider UK audience.”
From April 2nd to October 30th 2010 flights between Manchester and Barcelona will depart every Friday with Monarch Airlines.
UK passengers opting for fly/cruise trips onboard MSC Fantasia will be eligible for these flights.
Between May 2nd and September 26th 2010 return flights between Manchester and Venice will depart every Sunday with Flybe.
UK passengers opting for fly/cruise trips onboard MSC Musica will be eligible for these flights.
Between May 1st and September 25th 2010 return flights between Manchester and Mallorca will depart every Saturday with Thomas Cook.
UK passengers buying fly/cruise trips onboard MSC Lirica will be eligible for these flights.
Between May 1st and October 9th 2010 return flights between Birmingham and Mallorca will depart on Saturdays with Monarch Airlines.
UK passengers opting for fly/cruise trips onboard MSC Lirica will be booked on these flights.
Between May 3rd and September 13th 2010 return flights between Edinburgh and Venice will depart on Mondays with Jet2 airlines.
UK passengers opting for fly/cruise trips onboard MSC Armonia will be booked onto these flights.
For further information or to book a cruise with MSC Cruises visit the website.