Jet2.com and Jet2holidays celebrate the take off of New York shopping flights from Leeds Bradford and Newcastle
There were big celebrations this morning as Jet2.com and Jet2holidays celebrated the take off of the year's first flight to New York from Leeds Bradford International Airport and Newcastle Airport.
Customers checking in for the two special direct Christmas shopping flights to the iconic US city were treated to an American-style send off with the check in area decked out on an American theme. Staff dressed up as Uncle Sam, diner waitresses and the Statue of Liberty and treated customers the red carpet treatment with famous New York songs playing and New York snacks including muffins and brownies.
Ian Doubtfire, Managing Director of Jet2.com, said: "The fantastic celebrations today show how delighted we are to still be the only airline providing flights to New York from Leeds Bradford and Newcastle.
"Our New York shopping trips have been very popular with passengers in the past, so it's great to continue offering this perfectly timed Christmas shopping trip which is really well received by those looking for a festive break! The second and final New York shopping trips will leave on Thursday 8 December."