Jet2.com increases Manchester links with Israel



3 September 2009


Jet2.com, the first low cost airline to operate flights to Tel Aviv, has today announced its Manchester-based service will continue flights to Israel through to 2010 and additionally, due to customer demand, flight frequency will increase to twice weekly from 22nd March – 28th October 2010.

Originally launched in May 2009, Jet2.com experienced an overwhelming demand for the Tel Aviv route from holidaymakers and the north’s Jewish community, all keen to take advance of this direct northern link.

With flights now on sale from just £99.99 one way including taxes, Jet2.com is offering the lowest ever fares and an unbeatable direct service to the popular city. Flights will depart from Manchester Airport on Monday and Thursdays at 10am and return from Tel Aviv 6.15pm. Jet2holidays.com is also offering package holidays to Tel Aviv with choices of 5* accommodation.

Pini Shani, Deputy Director Marketing Administration & Director Overseas Department, Israel Ministry of Tourism commented: “It is fantastic news that the Jet2.com Tel Aviv flights will be available throughout 2010 and the increased frequency will be a massive appeal to business and leisure travellers alike from the north.

“This welcome investment into tourism to Israel will undoubtedly be of benefit to the consumer and strengthen links between the north of England and Tel Aviv.”

Tel Aviv is a thriving and cosmopolitan beach city that makes an exciting holiday destination. With buzzing nightlife, cafe culture, shopping, beautiful beach and a historic old town, the city offers a sophisticated break suitable for all.

Boss of Jet2.com, Philip Meeson said: “Jet2.com is the only airline operator to offer a direct service to Tel Aviv from the north of England and the route has proved to be an important gateway for the north’s Jewish community to one of Israel’s largest cities.

“We listened to our customers and have increased the frequency of the route for 2010 - we are in an unrivalled position to offer both the lowest ever fares and fastest service into Israel. Tel Aviv is an extremely popular destination and we are confident there will be a huge demand for this service.”

For more information, visit jet2.com and jet2holidays.com.


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