- Jet2.com and Jet2holidays
announce more than half the seats for Christmas Shopping breaks to New York
sold in first seven weeks
- North’s shopaholics urged to book now –
return flights just £389.98 per
As today’s Independence Day
celebrations (4th July) gets the nation in the mood for all things American,
leading leisure airline Jet2.com
and package holiday specialists Jet2holidays,
are advising people to book now to take advantage of their direct services to
New York this winter.
In the seven weeks since the
flights were launched, well over half the seats have now been booked on the
airline’s trips to New York from four regional airports, as shoppers,
sightseers and fashionistas plan to hit the Big Apple to experience all the
famous city has to offer this festive season.
A shopping weekend with
Jet2holidays includes return flights and three-star hotel accommodation,
and starts from the purse friendly price of £599 per person including
taxes. Return flights from sister company Jet2.com are available
for just £389.98 per person including taxes.
Flights will depart from Leeds
Bradford and Newcastle Airports to New York’s Newark Airport on Thursday 1st
December, returning 4th December, and Thursday 8th December, returning 11th
December 2011. For the first time, flights will also depart from East Midlands and
Glasgow on 17th November, returning 20th November 2011 – ideal timing for those
looking to stock up on Christmas presents or the perfect outfits for the party
season. And with almost 3,500 clothes shops to choose from, shoppers will be
spoilt for choice!
Brad Miller and Ian Doubtfire
Ian Doubtfire, managing director
at Jet2.com, said: “We’re delighted to be offering festive
flights to New York again, and to introduce them for the first time to our
Glasgow and East Midlands’ bases. For three of the airports it is the only
transatlantic flight they offer, and the fact we’ve already sold more than half
the seats shows that there is a real appetite for them.
“New York is a fantastic place
at any time of year – but at Christmas it is absolutely magical. From skating
in Central Park and seeing a show on Broadway, to enjoying all the breathtaking
festive window displays and doing some serious shopping on Fifth Avenue – it’s
an experience not to be missed. And with prices starting from just under £600
for both flights and accommodation you will have more cash to splash at the
Brad Miller, managing director at East
Midlands Airport said: "The bookings to date for this flight speak
volumes. With over half the seats already sold after only seven weeks, it's
clear that there is demand for transatlantic flights from the region."
Passengers will enjoy allocated
seating in Jet2.com’s ergonomically designed seats, making the
in-flight experience comfortable and relaxing. What’s more, in-flight
entertainment can also be purchased for £15.00 each way, allowing passengers to
catch up on the latest films, TV and music. Jet2holidays packages
and Jet2.com flights include 10kg of hand baggage,
with hold baggage available at £19.99 each way for a generous 22kg allowance –
plenty of room for all those shopping bargains!
To book holidays visit www.Jet2holidays.comand to book flights visit www.Jet2.com