16th October 2012
- Three new routes: Menorca, Murcia and Pula from £41 per person
- Addition of fourth Glasgow based aircraft, creating over 50 new jobs
- Increased capacity with over 500,000 seats available for Summer 2013 to sun and city destinations
- Package holidays also available with Jet2holidays from £359 per person
Jet2.com has cemented its position as the leading leisure airline at Glasgow Airport with the announcement of significant growth including three exciting new destinations, an additional aircraft to be based at the airport and even more flights to key sun destinations for 2013.
Jet2.com has today put on sale flights to the Costa Calida favourite, Murcia which take off every Monday and Friday from 24th May 2013, with fares starting from £41 per person. Flights to the Eastern Med’s charming Croatian resort, Pula are also now on sale with weekly flights starting from 18th June 2013 from £49 per person.
In addition, weekly flights to sun-kissed Menorca will start to operate from 25th May 2013 with fares from £41 per person. This gives Scottish holidaymakers a choice of 19 destinations available from Glasgow with Jet2.com.
More than half a million seats are now available for Summer 2013, a whopping 20 per cent increase on 2012, with increased frequency on flights to popular holiday hotspots including the Canaries, Majorca, Ibiza and Turkey.
A fourth dedicated Jet2.com aircraft will also be permanently based at the airport creating over 50 new jobs and giving travellers even more options and flexibility when it comes to their 2013 travel plans.
Steve Heapy, boss of Jet2holidays said “Glasgow is an important base for us, and as we enter our third year, we are delighted to announce more new destinations our customers want. Local holidaymakers have been requesting services to Menorca, Murcia and Pula and we are happy to be offering these amazing destinations for 2013. We recently announced Bodrum and Gran Canaria, which are also new for next year, meaning passengers have even more fantastic holiday options direct from Glasgow.
“Adding our fourth dedicated aircraft is also great news for the area. This will be based at Glasgow ahead of the peak holiday season in May and will allow us to offer these new destinations and even more flying. We’ve already added an additional weekly flight to Bodrum due to strong demand since it was launched just a few months ago. We are also increasing the number of seats available to Majorca, Alicante, Ibiza, Dalaman, Heraklion, Lanzarote and Tenerife.”
ATOL protected breaks are also available from Jet2holidays. The company’s low deposit of just £60 means savvy holidaymakers can plan ahead and secure their 2013 sun holiday without having to pay the full cost until 10 weeks before they travel.
Example Jet2holidays packages:
Menorca – 7 nights self catering at the 2 star Es Desmais Apartments from Glasgow start from £359 per person based on 2 sharing and include 22kg luggage allowance and resort transfers.
Murcia - 7 nights room only at the 4 star NH Cartagena start from £479 per person based on 2 adults sharing. Prices include 22kg luggage allowance, but exclude resort transfers.
Pula - 7 nights self catering at the 2 star Splendid Resort start from £449 per person based on 2 adults sharing. Prices include 22kg luggage allowance, but exclude resort transfers.
Amanda McMillan, Managing Director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Since its arrival in 2010, Jet2.com has gone from strength-to-strength at Glasgow Airport and has firmly established itself as one of our most popular airlines, carrying almost 600,000 passengers to date. Its decision to expand operations with the addition of a fourth aircraft, which will result in the creation of 50 new jobs, is fantastic news and it clearly demonstrates Jet2.com’s confidence in and commitment to Glasgow Airport. We are looking forward to working closely with Jet2.com in the coming months to ensure it enjoys further success.”