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Record Summer And Expansion For

18th November 2010

  • 2.8 million passengers carried Summer 2010
  • For 2011 - 600 new jobs, 26 new routes, increased frequency, 4 more aircraft
  • 5 million seats available for 2011 – over 1m more than 2010

Today (18th November)’s parent company, Dart Group PLC, announced its half-year results and released details of a successful summer 2010 at its 8 northern airport bases, and plans for future growth.

Jet2 Friendly Low Fares, the leading leisure airline with friendly low fares, has announced it has completed yet another record summer season carrying 2.8 million passengers across all bases, including the first summer from its latest base at East Midlands Airport where began operations in May. offers sun, city and ski flights from Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, East Midlands, Blackpool, Belfast, Edinburgh and will be flying from its new base at Glasgow from March 2011.

For winter 2010 has added new routes to Hurghada, Madeira, Geneva, Chambery, Salzburg and Budapest, and has increased frequency on others.

For 2011 is selling an extra 1 million seats, and will commence 26 routes and operate increased frequency on many of the most popular leisure destinations – making a total of 5 million seats already on sale. New routes include the Dordogne Valley (Brive), Bodrum and Krakow.

To help meet ever-increasing demand, will add four additional aircraft to the fleet. Ready for summer 2011 all aircraft will feature innovative ergonomically designed seating. The seats give customers great legroom and allow them to fully stretch their legs out making the passenger experience more comfortable. The seats are lighter which means that less fuel is needed, which helps keep the airline’s fares as low as possible. will be looking to fill 600 jobs for the Summer 2011 season across ground staff, airport based customer service and check in staff, cabin crew, flight deck and engineering.

Philip Meeson, boss of and Dart Group Plc, commented: “Despite it being a challenging economic climate, which has seen both airlines and tour operators failing, we have had a very successful 2010 to date. We put this down to our friendly service and the popularity of our convenient flight times, 22kg baggage allowance and allocated seats and points for free flights that reward our loyal customers.

“We are excited about 2011- with our new base opening at Glasgow, new destinations, new routes, additional aircraft and new staff joining the team. is going from strength to strength.”

Sister company Jet2holidays offers ‘package holidays you can trust - the flights, transfers and hand picked 2* to 5* hotels are packaged up and ATOL protected at a great price. Jet2holidays saw business boom for Summer 2010 with bookings double year on year, with holidays to Majorca, Malaga, Costa Blanca (Benidorm), Tenerife, Faro and Sharm proving particularly popular. For Summer 2011 Jet2holidays will sell double the number of holidays it sold in 2010 – the new 240 page brochure will be available in mid December.

November 2010 Interim Announcement – Click here to read in full

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