30th March 2012
leisure airline celebrates first flight to Budapest by rewarding its 500,000thmyJet2 member
- Jet away
to this breathtaking city for £31.99,
with city break packages from £249 per person
celebrated its inaugural flight from Leeds
Bradford Airport to Budapest
by surprising the 500,000th member of its loyalty scheme, myJet2 ,with two return flights to the historic city.
Laura Cummings from Leeds was given even more reason to be excited as she
checked in for her flight to Amsterdam, when Jet2.com’s Managing Director, Ian Doubtfire, surprised her at
the airport with tickets to the Hungarian capital – just as the first flight to
the city prepared to take off.
The twice weekly service to Budapest Airport is the leading
leisure airline’s 15th city destination from Leeds Bradford, giving
passengers from the region even more choice for a cultural city break this spring.
Ian Doubtfire, Managing Director of Jet2.com, said, “We
are delighted to offer the people of Yorkshire yet another fantastic city
break. As one of the most beautiful
cities in Europe, Budapest offers a great mix of old and new with stunning
architecture, traditional thermal spas as well as plenty of shops and
restaurants. Bookings to date indicate that the city is a very popular choice
for the region’s travellers. We’ve been
thrilled with the level of demand so far, with all seats booked on our first
flight which is due to take off this Thursday!
“Our inaugural flight couldn’t have been timed better, just as our myJet2 loyalty scheme reaches half a
million members. We are thrilled to have
so many loyal customers, especially in Leeds where over a third are based and it
was a pleasure to reward Laura as our 500,000th member with flights
to our newest destination.”
Laura said, “I joined the loyalty scheme as I have always enjoyed flying
with Jet2.com and I’m really
looking forward to being able to take advantage of the points I earn. It was
such a lovely surprise to be awarded with two free flights to Budapest and it
also means I have another great city break to plan when I get back from this
of the myJet2 loyalty programme earn one point for every £1 spent on
flights as well as pre-bookable extras such as baggage and in-flight meals.
Points can also be earned for flights booked on behalf of family and friends, meaning
they can easily stack up quickly!
Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport's Commercial Director, said,
"The beautiful Hungarian capital, Budapest, is the perfect choice for a
city break with its rich history and culture, combined with some fabulous
hotels and restaurants. As an important trading centre in Eastern Europe I'm
sure it will also be a welcome addition to our business route network.”
Jet2.com flights to
Budapest will fly every Thursday and Sunday until 4th November, with
prices from £31.99 one way including taxes. Jet2holidays also offers ATOL protected city breaks from £249 per person for three
nights, and can be secured now for just £60 deposit at www.jet2holidays.com.
To book flights visit www.Jet2.com and to book
city break holidays visit www.Jet2holidays.com
An extensive World Heritage Site and the capital city of Hungary, this
beautiful city is full of baroque-style architecture including the 700 year old
Royal Palace as well as The House of Parliament which is a stunning building that
is home to the country’s crown jewels
and sits alongside the River Danube. St Stephen’s Basilica and Heroes
Square also offer fantastic ways to take in the city’s culture and history
whilst Váci street is an elegant shopping district offering a great mix of
restaurants, cafés and shops. Budapest also offers plenty for those looking for
a more relaxing and cleansing experience with traditional thermal spas
available to experience across the city.