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Double Triumph for Jet2.com and Jet2holidays at Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association Awards

14th November 2011

  • Jet2.com named Best Low Cost Airline
  • Jet2holidays crowned Best Short Haul Operator (Mainstream)

Jet2.com and sister company Jet2holidays, are enjoying a double celebration after receiving two prestigious awards at the 19th Annual Travel Awards of the Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA).

SPAA Award winners

Jet2.com scooped the top award for Best Low Cost Airline whilst Jet2holidays was crowned Best Mainstream Short Haul Operator at a glittering ceremony that saw guests from the travel industry unite to recognise excellence in the industry.

Voted for by the region’s travel agents, the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist beat off tough competition from rival travel companies to claim the coveted accolades at the most important event in the Scottish travel industry calendar.

The wins are hot on the heels of Jet2.com’s recent celebrations of its first year anniversary at Glasgow Airport where it has seen over 250,000 passengers transported to top European destinations. With further expansion from seven new routes from Glasgow planned in 2012 including a third based aircraft and 50 new jobs, and new Alicante flights from Edinburgh Airport, the leading leisure airline will continue to strengthen its position in Scotland over the coming years.

SPAA Award winners

With bases in Edinburgh and Glasgow each flying to 16 city, sun and ski destinations across Europe, Jet2.com also received further commendation as runner up in the SPAA Best European Airline category. The airline also recently achieved UK wide praise from The Telegraph readers in its annual travel awards where Jet2.com was proud to be named runner up in the Favourite Short-Haul Airline category, second only to British Airways.

There was additional cause for celebration when Jet2holidays were also named Best Tour Operator for the Iberian Peninsula and Islands at the British Travel Awards - the largest survey of public opinion on UK travel industry performance and the most anticipated awards in the travel industry calendar.

Alan Cross, General Manager of Trade Sales, said:

“To win the SPAA awards in such an established market in a comparatively short space of time is an absolutely fantastic achievement. It is an indication of the support and commitment that we have given to agents in Scotland, including a significant increase in capacity for next year as well as the appointment of our first dedicated Sales Executive for Scotland. Both Jet2.com and Jet2holidays appreciate the relationship we have with the Scottish travel trade and we are looking to build even closer ties as we move forward.

“With our friendly flight times and generous 22kg baggage allowance to ATOL protected holidays and packages to suit all tastes and budgets, it is our dedication to delivering the best possible customer service which clearly sets us apart from our competitors.”

SPAA Award

Fiona Black, Station Manager for Jet2.com at Edinburgh and Glasgow airports, added,

Jet2.com Scotland is very proud to receive this prestigious award from SPAA. We have fantastic teams at both Edinburgh and Glasgow that work very hard to deliver an excellent service to our customers on the ground and in the air. To receive recognition for our efforts is a real boost for us.”

To book with the award winning travel companies visit www.jet2.com and www.jet2holidays.com.  

Written by Alastair

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November 14, 2011 at 15:51

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