Jet2 brings more flights and jobs to Manchester - MIDAS

Jet2 brings more flights and jobs to Manchester has launched three new routes for summer 2010 direct from Manchester Airport to Kos, Venice and Gran Canaria with Kos and Venice being brand new scheduled services not currently served by the Northwest base. The new routes also means the creation of 250 new jobs and the announcement comes as the airline revealed August has been its busiest ever month for bookings since it started flying over six years ago.

Further increasing its commitment to holidaymakers in the Northwest, has also increased its frequency of its summer 2010 services to Lanzarote, Dalaman, Sharm el Sheikh and Tel Aviv. As a result of this expansion a new 737 aircraft will now be based at the airport taking the total number of aircraft at Manchester to seven with 100,000 extra seats created for the summer period.

Philip Meeson, boss at said: “Manchester Airport is an extremely important base for us and we are committed to providing people in the Northwest with unrivalled choice when it comes to their holiday destination.

“It is fantastic to be able to offer people flying from Manchester a number of brand new holiday destinations direct from the region. No other airline currently operates a scheduled service to Kos and Venice and we are confident that these will be extremely popular routes.

“We have a great understanding of what the people of Manchester want from their holidays – fantastic leisure destinations, low fares and a friendly service. This is proving to be a winning formula which seems to be working this summer with August being a bumper month for bookings. With the new routes we have just announced, we will continue giving people what they want.”

Andrew Cornish, Managing Director of Manchester Airport commented: “This news is a real boost to holidaymakers travelling from the Northwest. Manchester Airport is renowned for serving a wide range of destinations and the additions of these scheduled services to Kos, and Venice mean that we are continuing to offer people in the region and further afield an unprecedented choice when it comes to their holiday destination. The fact that is continuing to expand its services from Manchester is extremely encouraging to the airport and the region as a whole.”

Source: Manchester Airport

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