had good news recently for travellers in the North East of England as it announced five new routes from Newcastle airport as part of its schedule for next summer. The chief executive of the airport, Dave Laws, said that its partnership with the budget carrier “goes from strength to strength”.
The additional services will please both leisure travellers, who will have a good choice now of traditional summer sun destinations as well as city breaks, and also business travellers. Jet2 is now the carrier offering the highest number of international destinations from Newcastle International.
The new routes are to Krakow, Prague, Toulouse, Alicante and Faro. Travellers from the North East wishing to fly to Toulouse, Krakow and Prague previously had to travel much further afield in order to find flights. Flights to Prague start as early as this Nov, meaning that travellers wishing to see how picturesque the city looks in the snow or to do some Christmas shopping at its famous Christmas market will not have too long to wait.
Flights to all five new destinations are already on sale and prices to all destinations start at £29.99, inclusive of taxes, for a one-way ticket.
Reasonable package deals are also available from Jet2’s sister company, Jet2holidays, starting at £199 for a three-night city break or £249 for a seven-night sunshine break in Spain or Portugal.
Another bit of good news is that it is not only travellers who are set to benefit from Jet2’s new schedule: 30 new jobs will be created as a result, bringing Jet2’s Newcastle workforce to 150.