Manchester Airport set for launch of four new Jet2.com routes
Tue, 06 Oct, 2009
Manchester Airport will see Jet2.com become its biggest scheduled airline after the operator announced the launch of four new routes from April 2010.
Passengers will be able to fly to Dubrovnik, Split, Prague and Reus (near Costa Dorado) from Manchester Airport with the airline.
Philip Meeson, Jet2.com boss, said: "Our continued investment will see us increase our fleet at Manchester quite significantly and create hundreds of new jobs both at the airport and within the tourism industry as a whole."
The announcement means Jet2.com will be operating 28 different routes from Manchester Airport next year, making it the biggest low-fare airline based at the airport.
Mr Meeson predicted that almost 150,000 extra passengers will fly with Jet2.com from Manchester Airport next summer, a 20 per cent increase on its 2009 figures.
Last month Manchester Airport, which has recently undergone an £80 million redevelopment, was named as Airport of the Year in the Travel Trade Gazette Awards.