Take a Bite of the Big Apple This Independence Day

- Jet2.com and Jet2holidays announce more than half the seats for Christmas Shopping break from East Midlands to New York sold in first seven weeks
- Region’s shopaholics urged to book now – return flights just 389.98 per person

1 July 2011 - If Monday’s Independence Day celebrations (4th July) get you in the mood for all things American, leading leisure airline Jet2.com and package holiday specialists Jet2holidays, are advising the people of the East Midlands to book now to take advantage of the region’s first direct service 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 inaugural trip to New York from East Midlands Airport, as the region’s 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, all from the purse friendly price of 558.13 per person including taxes. Return flights from sister company Jet2.com are available for just 389.98 per person including taxes.

The flight will depart from East Midlands to New York’s Newark Airport 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!

Ian Doubtfire, managing director at Jet2.com, said: “We’re delighted to be offering the region’s first ever transatlantic flight, and the fact we’ve already sold more than half the seats shows that there is a real appetite for it. 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 over 550 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 hand baggage, with hold baggage available at 19.99 each way for a generous 22kg allowance – plenty of room for all those shopping bargains!

Jet2.com flights to New York will also operate from Newcastle, Leeds Bradford and Glasgow airports.
To book holidays visit www.Jet2holidays.com and to book flights visit www.Jet2.com

For further media enquiries:
Contact the Jet2.com Press Office on 0113 243 1355 or email pressoffice@Jet2.com

Published on: 04/07/2011 11:09:35

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