Jet2holidays Stateside For Calzaghe Fight

August 13, 2008 at 00:00

Boxing fans booked on the first flight to New York, direct from Leeds Bradford airport, on 6 November can now be ringside in time for one of the year's most anticipated fights.

The inaugural trip coincides with the re-arranged super fight between British boxer Joe Calzaghe, current WBO and WBA world super middle weight champion, and Roy Jones Jr at the city's Madison Square Garden two days later on 8 November.

Offering the only direct service to New York from the North of England, the tour operator is giving the region's boxing fanatics an affordable and convenient way to catch the action – with its deals offering accommodation at a time when demand will be high.

Richard Bodin, Managing Director at, said: "Madison Square Garden is the ultimate boxing venue and one that many sports fans dream of visiting. The Calzaghe fight is sure to generate a massive amount of interest with the fight  tickets selling out fast. "

"We want to ensure that anyone travelling to watch the fight from the North can secure flights and accommodation early to avoid the frustration of finding everywhere fully booked nearer the time."

The 12-round light-heavyweight fight is expected to see both the unbeaten Calzaghe and eight-times world champion Jones bring the curtain down on their illustrious careers. is currently offering four-day breaks direct from Leeds Bradford to Newark airport from just £699pp, including three nights' hotel accommodation and all taxes and charges. will also have New York on sale offering return seats to the big apple from only £359.98 plus taxes.

Flight departure dates from Leeds Bradford airport (all flights depart LBA 09.00, arriving midday; return flights depart Newark 21.00, arriving the following day at 08.00):

  • Thursday 6th November, 2008
  • Thursday 13th November, 2008
  • Thursday 4th December, 2008
  • Thursday 11th December, 2008

Passengers can upgrade to Jet2plusUSA for £99 per person each way which includes:

  • Separate check in area
  • Fast track through the airport (UK)
  • Use of the airport VIP lounge (UK)
  • Priority boarding
  • Champagne on boarding
  • Enhanced legroom in front cabin
  • Two meals in flight including 3 course premium meal
  • Drinks on board
  • Comfort pack to include blanket, pillow, eye mask, toothbrush and toothpaste

Go to or call 0871 386 0000 or for seat only.