LEEDS, 2013-02-18 — /Travel PR News/ — It’s officially 10 years since Jet2.com began flying from Leeds Bradford Airport, bringing cost effective European air travel to Yorkshire.
Since its launch, Jet2.com has helped more than 30 million passengers reach their favourite destinations, with 2012 proving to be the most successful year to date as over 4.25 million customers chose to travel with the airline. Jet2.com now offers more than 40 sun, ski and city destinations from Leeds Bradford Airport.
To mark this important milestone, Jet2.com has reunited original cabin crew members and one of the first ever passengers, to recreate the inaugural consumer flight to the scenic Netherlands capital, Amsterdam.
Philip Meeson, Jet2.com Executive Chairman said: “We’d like to thank our loyal customers for their on-going support in making the last 10 years so successful. Jet2.com enjoyed a fantastic welcome in the region and the significant growth we’ve achieved in the past decade, is largely thanks to our loyal customers continuing to make us their airline of choice.
“We remain committed to delivering great value prices with a friendly service, but also to providing access to the places our customers tell us they want to go. Last year alone we added 30 exciting new routes and with many more additions on the horizon, we’re confident we’ll continue to meet the needs of the region’s holidaymakers.”
Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport’s Commercial Director, said: “LBA values the excellent relationship that we have with our largest based airline. We are delighted to celebrate this milestone anniversary.”
Ian Peacock, from York, bought a return ticket to Amsterdam for £60 on the first ever Jet2.com flight. He today joins in celebrations as he boards the anniversary Amsterdam flight, together with original cabin crew, Jamie Leggett and Justin Grant.
Mr Peacock said: “I’ve flown regularly with Jet2.com since the first flight, though its hard to believe 10 years can go by so quickly. You can still get great airfares which along with the increasing number of places to choose from, are the main reasons why I still choose to fly with Jet2.com.”