17th June 2010
Jet2.com, today served up a brand new destination for the region... in the shape of Yorkshire’s first ever direct service to the beautiful island of Madeira, from Leeds Bradford Airport.
Marking the launch, the low fare airline brought a touch of tea-room magic to the airport runway, as cabin crew served Jet2.com Managing Director Ian Doubtfire and Leeds Bradford’s Commercial Director, Tony Hallwood with a one-off Jet2.com aircraft-shaped Madeira cake... and a Yorkshire cuppa!
Flights to the picturesque Portuguese island are now on sale for summer 2011 from just £49.99 per person one way including taxes, departing from 14th February 2011 running right through to 31st October 2011.
Meanwhile holidaymakers can also take advantage of great value packages with Jet2holidays from just £299 per person, for a 7 night 3 star break.
The brand new weekly flight is Yorkshire’s only direct scheduled service to the popular holiday haven and follows hot on the heels of Jet2.com's highly successful Manchester to Madeira route, which was launched earlier this year.
Ian Doubtfire, Managing Director of Jet2.com said: "There is a lot more to Madeira than just its delicious cake! With beautiful weather, stunning scenery and so much to see and do, we are confident that the island will really captivate the region’s holidaymakers and are delighted to be offering Yorkshire's only direct service to the island. At Jet2.com we pride ourselves in offering a fantastic range of holiday destinations and Madeira, now our 41st destination out of Leeds-Bradford airport, is a great addition to our friendly low fare schedule."