Manchester airport launches only low-cost direct Tunisia service - MIDAS

Manchester airport launches only low-cost direct Tunisia service

Furthering its investment in Manchester, Jet2.com has announced the launch of a brand new service to Monastir in Tunisia, direct from Manchester Airport. The leading low-fare airline will be the only low-cost operator to offer direct scheduled flights to the popular African hotspot.

Jet2.com will offer the direct service from Manchester from 29 May 2010.

The launch comes as Jet2.com continues to invest in its bases across the north with recent announcements of brand new summer 2010 services creating of hundreds of jobs across the airline.

Philip Meeson, boss at Jet2.com said: “We are committed to offering people in the north an unrivalled choice of routes to fantastic sunshine holiday destinations at friendly departure times. The launch of this new service to Tunisia means that people living in and around Manchester can get even further afield from their local airport.

“We are the only low fares airline to offer direct scheduled services to Tunisia, meaning that this service will benefit people from Manchester and surrounding areas.

“Tunisia is a fantastic addition to our services from Manchester Airport. With beautiful beaches, a rich history and year-round sunshine, I am confident that it will be an extremely popular summer holiday destination for us next year. What is more, being out of the Euro-zone, holidaymakers will be able to get even more value for money whilst they are away.”

Anissa Ramoundi, Tunisian National Tourist Office, said: “This is fantastic news for Tunisia. It will provide a real boost to tourism in the country. At a time when some airlines are cancelling services, it is great to see Jet2.com investing in brand new destinations and we look forward to welcoming new visitors to the country.”

Andrew Harrison, Manchester Airport Commercial Director said: “This is our first ever scheduled service into Monastir, which is great news for our passengers. The non euro zone is becoming increasingly popular with passengers who want to take advantage of the weak pound and I’m sure that this destination will be very popular.”

Source: Manchester Airport

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