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Published: Mon 24 Sep 2012 at 12:06

Updated: Mon 24 Sep 2012 at 12:44


- Awards success for the North’s leisure airline

Leading leisure airline,, was last night named ‘Best Airline for Groups’ at the Group Leisure Awards 2012.

Previously a runner-up in the category, has staved off stiff competition from well-known rival brands including Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Emirates, Flybe and Singapore Airlines. The category rewards airlines offering the best service to groups – from schools and sports clubs, to hen and stag parties. The awards are voted for by over 10,000 readers of the Group Travel Organiser Magazine with winners announced at the NEC’s Hilton Metropole Hotel. has reported a 35% increase in group bookings for 2012 with favoured destinations including Spanish hotspots: Palma, Ibiza and Benidorm. The airline’s specially tailored service for groups of 10 or more includes a low deposit of just £30 per passenger, balance payment due only ten weeks before travel, free name changes up to two weeks prior to departure and free allocated seating to ensure everyone gets seated together. Group Sales Manager, Jason Harvey, receiving the award

Steve Heapy, chief commercial officer of, commented: “We are delighted with the award which is recognition from the readers of Group Leisure Magazine. Beating the competition, which includes renowned household names, demonstrates that what we are doing really does benefit groups.

“Winning the award is the result of a fantastic team effort throughout the year. Our Groups team ensure that groups are looked after from complimentary seating together and the ability to book with a low deposit. We strive to deliver a stress free pre-trip process as well as a fantastic time on the trip.”

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