Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have waved off their first flight to Verona from Newcastle International Airport this morning (Wednesday 10th May), celebrating the launch of the brand-new route for Summer 23 from the base.
Today’s busy flight marks the start of the leading leisure airline and UK’s largest tour operator operating weekly Wednesday services to the Italian city from Newcastle International Airport this summer from 10th May to 27th September. The start of services to Verona gives holidaymakers easy access to captivating Lake Garda and comes in response to strong demand from local customers and independent travel agents for Summer 23 flights and holidays.
The largest of the freshwater lakes in Italy, Lake Garda, in the country’s north, is situated at the heart of the Italian Lakes and is within easy reach of the popular tourist city of Verona. Surrounded by small, picturesque villages, majestic mountains and shorelines stretching over 90 miles, Lake Garda’s coves and clear waters make it an ideal spot for windsurfing and swimming.
Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have 36 sun and city destinations on sale from across the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and Europe for Summer 23 from Newcastle International Airport. With 125 weekly flights available during peak times from Newcastle International Airport for Summer 23, the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist are offering local customers and independent travel agents in the North East unrivalled choice and flexibility when it comes to booking or enjoying a much-needed getaway to their favourite summer destinations.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are delighted to see our first flight take off to Verona from Newcastle International Airport today. Feedback from customers and independent travel agents in the North East has been telling us that flights and holidays to Italy are very much in demand for Summer 23, so it is fantastic to be operating to this popular Italian destination from Newcastle International Airport and giving holidaymakers access to Verona and Lake Garda. Since putting services on sale to this destination from Newcastle International Airport, local customers and independent travel agents have been booking getaways to the hotspot in their numbers.”
He added: “With 36 sun and city destinations on sale this summer from the base, we are pleased to be offering an unrivalled flying programme for Summer 23. As the UK’s largest tour operator, we are giving customers and independent travel agents in the region plenty of choice when it comes to enjoying a holiday this summer.”
Leon McQuaid, Director of Aviation Development at Newcastle International Airport, said: “We are delighted that Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have added even more choice from Newcastle International Airport, now offering a total of 36 sun and city destinations from the North East’s largest Airport.
“Verona is a fantastic destination, providing access to the Northern Italy with its spectacular mountain vistas and vast crystalline lakes, so we are confident the route will be extremely popular with passengers from across the region.”