Double Celebration for as it Reaches a Half a Million Milestone

March 30, 2012 at 11:20

  • Leading leisure airline celebrates first flight to Budapest by rewarding its 500,000thmyJet2 member
  • Jet away to this breathtaking city for £31.99, with city break packages from £249 per person celebrated its inaugural flight from Leeds Bradford Airport to Budapest by surprising the 500,000th member of its loyalty scheme, myJet2 ,with two return flights to the historic city.

Laura Cummings from Leeds was given even more reason to be excited as she checked in for her flight to Amsterdam, when’s Managing Director, Ian Doubtfire, surprised her at the airport with tickets to the Hungarian capital – just as the first flight to the city prepared to take off.

Image of Nikki Scott with Laura Cummings

The twice weekly service to Budapest Airport is the leading leisure airline’s 15th city destination from Leeds Bradford, giving passengers from the region even more choice for a cultural city break this spring.

Ian Doubtfire, Managing Director of, said, “We are delighted to offer the people of Yorkshire yet another fantastic city break.  As one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest offers a great mix of old and new with stunning architecture, traditional thermal spas as well as plenty of shops and restaurants. Bookings to date indicate that the city is a very popular choice for the region’s travellers.  We’ve been thrilled with the level of demand so far, with all seats booked on our first flight which is due to take off this Thursday!      

“Our inaugural flight couldn’t have been timed better, just as our myJet2 loyalty scheme reaches half a million members.  We are thrilled to have so many loyal customers, especially in Leeds where over a third are based and it was a pleasure to reward Laura as our 500,000th member with flights to our newest destination.”

Laura said, “I joined the loyalty scheme as I have always enjoyed flying with and I’m really looking forward to being able to take advantage of the points I earn. It was such a lovely surprise to be awarded with two free flights to Budapest and it also means I have another great city break to plan when I get back from this one!”

Members of the myJet2 loyalty programme earn one point for every £1 spent on flights as well as pre-bookable extras such as baggage and in-flight meals. Points can also be earned for flights booked on behalf of family and friends, meaning they can easily stack up quickly!

Tony Hallwood, Leeds Bradford Airport's Commercial Director, said, "The beautiful Hungarian capital, Budapest, is the perfect choice for a city break with its rich history and culture, combined with some fabulous hotels and restaurants. As an important trading centre in Eastern Europe I'm sure it will also be a welcome addition to our business route network. flights to Budapest will fly every Thursday and Sunday until 4th November, with prices from £31.99 one way including taxes.  Jet2holidays also offers ATOL protected city breaks from £249 per person for three nights, and can be secured now for just £60 deposit at

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Image of Budapest

Destination Snapshot: Budapest

An extensive World Heritage Site and the capital city of Hungary, this beautiful city is full of baroque-style architecture including the 700 year old Royal Palace as well as The House of Parliament which is a stunning building that is home to the country’s crown jewels  and sits alongside the River Danube. St Stephen’s Basilica and Heroes Square also offer fantastic ways to take in the city’s culture and history whilst Váci street is an elegant shopping district offering a great mix of restaurants, cafés and shops. Budapest also offers plenty for those looking for a more relaxing and cleansing experience with traditional thermal spas available to experience across the city.