03rd August 2011
- Leading leisure airline announces Glasgow’s only direct
route to the Italian capital
- Flights from £29.99
one way including taxes, Jet2holidays 3 night city breaks from £299
today launched Glasgow’s only direct scheduled flight to the Italian
capital of Rome. Prices start from less
than the price of an Italian meal for two at just £29.99 one way including taxes.
destination has been launched following research carried out with Jet2.com’s
Glasgow customers who voted Rome as the destination they would most like to
visit from Glasgow in 2012. Jet2.com has responded to this
customer research by putting flights on sale today which will operate up to
three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays with the first flight
commencing from 29 March 2012.
Those looking for great value
city breaks to Rome can also take advantage of offers from sister company Jet2holidays – with ATOL
protected breaks to the historic city starting from just £299 per person for return flights and three nights bed and
breakfast at the stunning three star Aurora Hotel.
Fiumicino Airport – is
Italy’s premier airport with great facilities, shops and transport links. Fiumicino
is the ideal gateway for visitors from Scotland to access this great city, the
cruise port of Civitavecchia and the Lazio region.
Rome ‘s well
preserved Forum, Coliseum and Pantheon provide a fascinating insight into the
ancient civilisation and are at the heart of this thriving city; the Vatican City,
with its stunning Sistine Chapel is fascinating from both a spiritual and
artistic point of view. These sites, as
well as the love of ‘La Dolce Vita’, are why Rome is one of the world’s most
Steve Heapy, Chief Commercial Officer
commented: “We’re delighted to make such an important destination accessible
direct from Glasgow Airport. Rome is one of the top tourist destinations in the
world, and it’s great to be able to offer the people of Scotland the
opportunity to travel to Rome’s leading airport at low flight prices with Jet2.com
and great value breaks with Jet2holidays. All of our customers can enjoy our generous
22kg baggage allowance, allocated seating and friendly flight times and can
secure a package break for just £60 deposit per person – so they can book now
and pay the balance 10 weeks before they travel.
“Glasgow is a very important
base for us – as we’ve demonstrated by announcing an additional seven destinations
since we started flying from Glasgow just over four months ago so customers can
now choose from 14 exciting destinations. The new Rome route should also open
up more opportunities for tourists looking to travel from Italy to Scotland,
bringing with it important investment into the area.”
As well as the sights Rome is a great
city for shopping, dining or partying with friends. Rome is also popular for its many events, music and
theatre. Jet2.com’s flights times are perfectly planned to enable people
to take weekend or midweek breaks.
Bourienne, Commercial Director of Glasgow Airport, said: “We’ve had
considerable success in expanding our route network in recent months and Jet2.com’s
decision to add one of Europe’s major capital cities to our list of
destinations is tremendous news for the airport and our customers.
has continued to grow since its arrival at Glasgow Airport in March this year
and I’m delighted it has responded to demand from passengers with the
introduction of Rome. The direct flight to the Italian capital will undoubtedly
prove popular with business and leisure travellers alike.”
Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of
Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “Jet2.com's new direct service to
Glasgow from Rome presents us with the opportunity to increase short break
visitors from Italy with the route expected to generate 33,000 bed nights
for the city and £1.8 million in visitor spend.
“We are certain that Glasgow’s style and
cultural credentials will resonate with potential visitors from Italy and we
will be working closely with Jet2.com
and Glasgow Airport to implement joint marketing communications activity, which
will maximise growth opportunities from this key market.
“I am delighted that Glasgow City
Council’s Air Route Development Fund, which is managed by GCMB, has helped
secure this new service.
“Italy currently represents the seventh
largest international market for Glasgow with 33,500 trips being made annually
to the city by Italian visitors, which equate to £9 million in local economic
Since Jet2.com’s first flight
took off from Glasgow, and in addition to the new route announced today, the
airline has announced flights to Geneva,Barcelona, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Malaga, and
even a Christmas shopping break to New
For more information or to book
a flight please visit www.Jet2.com or for
great value package holidays visit www.Jet2holidays.com
Posted in New Routes, Announcements
August 03, 2011 at 10:11
Tagged with Glasgow, Rome, Italy, 2012