12th May 2010
The Norths leading leisure airline, Jet2.com will play a key role in tonights Europa League Final - as the airline is set to fly over 2000 ardent Fulham FC fans to Hamburg in what is set to be the biggest match in the clubs 131 year history.
Taking on the might of Spains Atletico Madrid, Roy Hodgsons men will be cheered on by their army of fans, with eleven Jet2.com aircraft flying supporters from Gatwick and Luton to Hamburg airport later today. The aircraft have been chartered by official and unofficial supporters of the club, as well as Seat cars the official sponsor of the Europa League, bringing essential support to the stands of HSH Nordbanks 51 000 capacity stadium.
Philip Meeson, Jet2.com boss said: Im thrilled that Jet2.com is playing such a vital role in tonights Europa Cup Final! Everyone knows that football teams thrive on their fans support and Im delighted that so many supporters will be able to experience Jet2.coms friendly and welcoming service. It is fantastic to see a British team play in a European final and we look forward to bringing the Fulham fans safely back to the UK tomorrow, whatever the result may be!
Fulhams place in the final is the result of a long campaign by the Craven Cottagers, who kicked off their title hopes against Lithuanian minnows FK Vetra in the qualifying round in July, then having to get past Italian giants Roma in the group stages. Since reaching the knockout stages Danny Murphy and his team have seen off UEFA Cup holders Shakhtar Donetsk, European giants Juventus and 2009 German champions Wolfsburg. Kick off is at 1945BST.