Jet2 unveils ‘recession busting’ breaks

is continuing to expand its operations in the UK this week, by releasing five new routes for sale at Newcastle Airport. The “recession busting breaks”, to quote the carrier’s official website, will take off in summer 2012.

Ian Doubtfire, director at Jet2, must be tired of hearing the sound of his own voice. The airline boss has provided commentary for almost all of Jet2’s recent press releases, which number fifteen for the month of June. Mr. Doubtfire, once again, was on hand to talk about Jet2’s expansion at Newcastle, noting that travellers who wished to escape the “hype surrounding Euro 2012” would find a holiday to suit their tastes at the Woolsington hub.

Contrasting with Jet2’s schedules for 2012 at other UK airports, Newcastle will soon find aeroplanes bound for Turkey and the Eastern Mediterranean appearing on its runway. Routes to the Greek islands of Crete, Rhodes, and Corfu, Paphos on Cyprus, and Dalaman in Turkey will enter circulation on an unspecified date in 2012. However, given that Jet2’s new flights from Glasgow Airport begin flying in March next year, it is likely that the same applies for the airline’s upcoming routes from Newcastle.

Travellers may find that booking a package holiday with Jet2’s sister firm, Jet2Holidays, allows them to accrue greater savings than ‘going it alone’ and booking hotels, transfers, etc. separately. The holiday firm is offering a £100 discount on breaks booked before July 4 2011, which means that the price of a seven-night stay in Dalaman could be as low as £199 per person.

Dalaman and Paphos will be served twice a week by Jet2, while flights to Crete, Rhodes, and Corfu will operate on a weekly basis. Prices on the routes begin at £59.99 for a one-way journey.

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