01st June 2012
Customers get a ‘pizza’ the action as airline celebrates first flights to Rome and Venice
- Flights start from £21.99 including taxes, with city break packages from £219 per person
1 June 2012 – Passengers at Newcastle Airport were given a taste of Italy courtesy of Jet2.com as the leading leisure airline said ‘arrivederci’ to its inaugural flights to Rome and Venice.
More than 300 jet setters were treated to delicious pizza and Sicilian muffins from Greggs, the home of fresh baking, as they checked in for the flights, which both took off to the Italian hotspots today.
Ian Doubtfire, Managing Director of Jet2.com, said: "It's great that we've been able to partner with Greggs to send our passengers on their way with a tasty treat, to really whet their appetites for our two new exciting Italian destinations. With sensational sights and stylish shopping, as well as excellent food, both have plenty to offer and we’re thrilled with how popular these destinations are proving with North East holidaymakers. There is no doubt that these additions give Newcastle travellers even greater choice as we continue to provide access to the finest city and sun destinations direct from their local airport."
Dave Laws, Chief Executive at Newcastle International, said: "Today marks the inaugural flights for two of Jet2.com's new routes which were announced in December last year. Rome and Venice are fantastic cities and we’re delighted to offer our customers these destinations from Newcastle Airport. The new routes will not only provide more choice for leisure breaks, but also encourage inbound tourism. The collaboration with Greggs, a favourite with our customers, will prove very popular.
"We are proud of the investment from Jet2.com and hope these new developments will encourage the travelling North East public to choose their local airport."
head of customer marketing at Greggs, said: "We've been bringing fantastic
value bakery food to Newcastle Airport customers since 2004 - it's a great location for us to reach airport
based workers, commuters and holidaymakers.
We're really pleased that we
could celebrate the launch of the new Italian flight destinations by treating Jet2 customers to our freshly
baked pizzas and irresistible tasty Sicilian muffins."
In addition to Jet2.com's inaugural Italian
flights, sun seekers in Newcastle can also now take advantage of the latest
Spanish addition, Reus, with flights starting from just £33.99. Package breaks are also available with Jet2holidays from £299 per person, including direct
return flight, 22kg baggage and X-star hotel accommodation.
For more information or to book
a flight please visit www.Jet2.com or for
great value package holidays visit www.Jet2holidays.com