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Take a Bite of the Big Apple This Independence Day

04th July 2011

  • Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announce more than half the seats for Christmas Shopping breaks to New York sold in first seven weeks
  • North’s shopaholics urged to book now – return flights just £389.98 per person

As Monday’s Independence Day celebrations (4th July) gets the nation in the mood for all things American, leading leisure airline Jet2.com and package holiday specialists Jet2holidays, are advising people to book now to take advantage of their direct services to New York this winter.

In the seven weeks since the flights were launched, well over half the seats have now been booked on the airline’s trips to New York from four regional airports, as shoppers, sightseers and fashionistas plan to hit the Big Apple to experience all the famous city has to offer this festive season.

A shopping weekend with Jet2holidays includes return flights and three-star hotel accommodation, and starts from the purse friendly price of £599 per person including taxes. Return flights from sister company Jet2.com are available for just £389.98 per person including taxes. 

Flights will depart from Leeds Bradford and Newcastle Airports to New York’s Newark Airport on Thursday 1st December, returning 4th December, and Thursday 8th December, returning 11th December 2011. For the first time, flights will also depart from East Midlands and Glasgow on 17th November, returning 20th November 2011 – ideal timing for those looking to stock up on Christmas presents or the perfect outfits for the party season. And with almost 3,500 clothes shops to choose from, shoppers will be spoilt for choice!

Brad Miller and Ian Doubtfire
Brad Miller and Ian Doubtfire

Ian Doubtfire, managing director at Jet2.com, said:

“We’re delighted to be offering festive flights to New York again, and to introduce them for the first time to our Glasgow and East Midlands’ bases. For three of the airports it is the only transatlantic flight they offer, and the fact we’ve already sold more than half the seats shows that there is a real appetite for them.

“New York is a fantastic place at any time of year – but at Christmas it is absolutely magical. From skating in Central Park and seeing a show on Broadway, to enjoying all the breathtaking festive window displays and doing some serious shopping on Fifth Avenue – it’s an experience not to be missed. And with prices starting from just under £600 for both flights and accommodation you will have more cash to splash at the other end!”

Brad Miller, managing director at East Midlands Airport said:

"The bookings to date for this flight speak volumes. With over half the seats already sold after only seven weeks, it's clear that there is demand for transatlantic flights from the region."

Passengers will enjoy allocated seating in Jet2.com’s ergonomically designed seats, making the in-flight experience comfortable and relaxing. What’s more, in-flight entertainment can also be purchased for £15.00 each way, allowing passengers to catch up on the latest films, TV and music. Jet2holidays packages and Jet2.com flights include 10kg of hand baggage, with hold baggage available at £19.99 each way for a generous 22kg allowance – plenty of room for all those shopping bargains!

To book holidays visit www.Jet2holidays.comand to book flights visit www.Jet2.com

Written by Will

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July 04, 2011 at 09:57

Tagged with Celebrate, Shopping, New York