Get a Pisa the action with Jet2.com
- Leading leisure airline launches first Italian destination from East Midlands Airport
- Fly to the heart of Western Tuscany for just £37.99 one way, including taxes
24 August 2011 – Holidaymakers from East Midlands can now enjoy a slice of Italian life with Jet2.com. The leading leisure airline has today launched a new direct flight to the historic city of Pisa – its very first Italian destination from East Midlands Airport.
Flights are on sale today (Wednesday 24th August) from just £37.99 one way including taxes – leaving people with plenty of spending money to enjoy a few relaxing glasses of Chianti by the beautiful Arno river!
Jet2.com’s first flight commences on 5th May 2012 and the weekly Saturday flights will operate until 29th September 2012, ideal for those looking for a touch of ‘La Dolce Vita’ next summer. The airline’s friendly flight times mean sightseers will arrive refreshed and ready to view the many iconic landmarks this stunning city has to offer.
Steve Heapy, Chief Commercial Officer of Jet2.com, commented: “We are delighted to launch our inaugural Italian destination from East Midlands Airport. Pisa is perfect for those wanting to sample the delights of Italy for the very first time. Not only has the city got a host of fantastic attractions, including the world famous Leaning Tower, but it is also a gateway to some of the best areas Tuscany has to offer including Florence and Sienna.
“In addition to offering great value flights and holidays, we are confident we offer the best possible flight times so people can really maximise the time they have to explore this superb destination. East Midlands is a very important base for us and we are committed to further expanding our route offering so local holidaymakers have even more exciting destinations to jet away to.”
Brad Miller, East Midlands Airport Managing Director, added: “Jet2.com is always looking to increase its ever expanding route network from East Midlands Airport and we're pleased that today, only three months after announcing new flights to Malaga and Murcia and a third based aircraft for summer 2012, it has added Pisa to next summer's programme.
"This new destination for Jet2.com will bring its total number of city and sun destinations available from East Midlands Airport to 14, a 40 per cent increase on its first year of operation, which is fantastic news for everybody in the region."
As well as iconic sights including the Leaning Tower in the Piazza Del Duomo (Cathedral Square), Pisa is a city packed with amazing architecture and museums including the beautiful Palazzo Reale National Museum. Along with the historic sites, Pisa is full of quaint streets and markets to discover – perfect for authentic holiday souvenirs. Plus there are a host of sophisticated cafes, bars and restaurants for people to rest their weary feet after all that sightseeing!
With the addition of Pisa, Jet2.com now offers flights from East Midlands Airport to 14 city, sun and ski destinations. Plus, it has launched a Christmas shopping break to New York this November.
In addition to friendly flight times, all Jet2.com customers enjoy a generous 22kg baggage allowance and allocated seating. Jet2holidays' customers can secure a package break for just £60 deposit per person – so they can book now and pay the balance 10 weeks before they travel.
For more information or to book a flight please log on to www.Jet2.com or for great value package holidays visit www.Jet2holidays.com
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Contact the Jet2.com Press Office on 0113 243 1355 or email pressoffice@Jet2.com
Published on: 24/08/2011 09:58:06