21 January, 2009
Jet2.com has launched the first truly low-fare service to Tel Aviv from Manchester Airport – it will be the only airline to offer a direct route from the North of the UK.
The weekly service, which will begin from Thursday 21 May 2009, is set to provide an important gateway for the north’s Jewish community to one of Israel’s largest cities. The airline is so confident that the service will be such a popular addition to its Manchester schedule that from October the route is set to increase to twice weekly, departing Sunday’s and Thursdays.
Tel Aviv is a thriving and cosmopolitan beach city that makes an exciting holiday destination. With buzzing nightlife, cafe culture, shopping, beautiful beach and a historic old town, the city offers a sophisticated break suitable for all.
With flights now on sale from just £70.99 one way including taxes, Jet2.com is offering the lowest ever fares and an unbeatable direct service to the popular Israeli city.
Philip Meeson, boss of Jet2.com, commented: "Tel Aviv is an extremely popular destination and we are confident there will be a huge demand for this service. As the only direct route from the North, we are in an unrivalled position to offer both the lowest ever fares and fastest service into Israel.
"This route launch is extremely significant for Jet2.com and emphasises our drive to continue to innovate and expand our reach into a variety of countries and markets."
Adrian Cohen, Managing Director of Israel Travel Service, commented: "I am extremely excited and pleased to hear that Jet2.com is launching this service to Tel Aviv and support it 100%.
"This welcome investment into tourism to Israel will undoubtedly be of benefit to the consumer and will strengthen the links between Manchester and Tel Aviv."
Source: GM Chamber