« Back Launches New Ski Route to the Alpine Capital of Grenoble

27th April 2012 • Posted in Ski, New Routes

- Leading leisure airline’s very first service ONLY available from Manchester Airport
- Direct flights for 2012/13 ski season start from £36.99 including taxes
- Four popular ski destinations now available for North West skiers has today announced the launch of a brand new route to the stunning French city of Grenoble, with the leading leisure airline choosing Manchester Airport as the very first base for its first ski service to this fantastic destination.

Flights to the alpine city, the gateway to Alpe d’Huez and Les Deux Alpes, are on sale today with prices from £36.99 including taxes. The twice weekly flights will start operating on 16th December 2012 and run until 14th April 2013, with as many as 750 seats available each week for avid ski fans from the region.

The addition of Grenoble takes the number of ski destinations available from Manchester Airport to four, giving North West passengers even greater choice when it comes to planning next season’s ski trips. also offers flights to Chambery, Geneva and Salzburg.

Steve Heapy, Chief Commercial Officer of said: “We’re really excited about launching our first ever service to Grenoble from Manchester Airport. It’s a fantastic destination which I’m sure will be very popular with North West skiers, especially with its easy access in around 90 minutes to Alpe d’Huez, Les 2 Alpes and ideal for access to the renowned Three Valleys resorts.

“This new route, our fourth ski destination from Manchester, shows just how committed we are to giving the people of the North West unrivalled access to Europe’s finest ski resorts. Our great range of destinations, combined with our generous baggage allowance plus morning flight times – meaning people can hit the slopes as soon as they arrive – undoubtedly makes us the number one choice for ski fans from the region.”

Located at the foot of the French Alps where the rivers Drac and Isere join, Grenoble is surrounded by mountains and widely regarded as the capital of the Alps. Home to four universities the lively, beautiful city is known as much for its booming science centre as it is for its winter snow. Take a cable car to the Bastille, a fortified mountain at the crossroad of the three alpine valleys, to take in the stunning views of the city.

Grenoble–Isere Airport offers great value coach transfers to the main ski resorts of the Alps. The transfers, which can be booked online, are planned around the flight arrivals and departures providing a convenient service.

Those who prefer to hire a car can do so at where the lowest price is guaranteed and it costs just £25 deposit to secure the booking and fix the hire price. now offers 35 great value city, sun and ski destinations from Manchester Airport. For further information or to book flights visit

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