Jet2.com launches direct flights to Tunisia



5 September 2009


Low fares airline, Jet2.com, has announced the launch of a brand new service to Monastir in Tunisia, becoming the only low cost operator to offer direct scheduled flights to the popular African hotspot.

Jet2.com will offer the direct service from Leeds Bradford, Manchester and Newcastle from 23rd May 2010. Flights are now on sale starting from £69.99 one way including taxes. Travellers can also benefit from package holidays to Tunisia with Jet2holidays.com from as little as £259 per person for a 7 night 3 star holiday.

The launch comes as Jet2.com continues to invest in its bases across the north with the recent announcement of brand new summer 2010 services for Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and Blackpool, and the creation of hundreds of jobs across the airline. Last week also saw the airline expand into a brand new base, following the recent announcement that it will begin services from East Midlands Airport next year.

The new direct service to Africa’s northern most tip offers a variety of attractions from desert safaris taking in famous film locations of Star Wars and the English Patient, camel trekking, Turkish baths and a host of archaeological wonders to cosmopolitan cafes and bustling souks. It also offers the ideal location for sport enthusiasts with first class golf courses and scuba diving spots, whilst shopaholics can hone their haggling skills in one of the many Souks.

Philip Meeson, boss at Jet2.com said, “We are committed to offering people in the north an unrivalled choice of routes to fantastic sunshine holiday destinations at friendly departure times. The launch of this new service to Tunisia means that people living in and around the North West, Yorkshire and North East can get even further afield from their local airport.

“We are the only low fares airline to offer direct scheduled services to Tunisia, meaning that this service will benefit people from the Midlands and beyond.

“This August has been a really exciting month for the airline. Not only have we seen our best ever month for bookings since we began in 2006, we have also launched our seventh base at East Midlands Airport as well as introducing a number of new routes from four of our bases and created hundreds of jobs across the north.

“Tunisia is a fantastic addition to our services from the north. With beautiful beaches, a rich history and year-round sunshine, I am confident that it will be an extremely popular summer holiday destination for us next year. What is more, being out of the Euro-zone, holidaymakers will be able to get even more value for money whilst they are away.”

Anissa Ramoundi, Tunisian National Tourist Office, said: “This is fantastic news for Tunisia. It will provide a real boost to tourism in the country. At a time when some airlines are cancelling services, it is great to see Jet2.com investing in new brand destinations and we look forward to welcoming new visitors to the country.”

Fares start from:

- Manchester to Monastir from £69.99 one way including taxes from the 29th May 2010
- Leeds Bradford to Monastir from £69.99 one way including taxes from the 23rd May 2010
- Newcastle to Monastir from £69.99 one way including taxes from the 27th June 2010

To book any of the new routes visit jet2.com.


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