MHK welcomes addition of London Southend service
It's not for government to decide which routes airlines provide for the Isle of Man.
That's the view of the political member with responsibility for Ronaldsway after Flybe announced it's to add flights to London Southend.
Tim Baker MHK believes it shows the "open skies" policy is working, and offers further choice for those wanting to travel to London, East Anglia and further afield.
However, Mr Baker is against government-led involvement in trying to establish new routes:
There's been a mixed response from the public to the new service, which will begin in March next year.
Members of the public in Strand Street in Douglas shared their thoughts with Manx Radio: