Start spreading the news...Jet2holidays’ New York festive shopping trip is back!

3-star package holiday from 699 per person and flight from 415.89 return.

The region’s ONLY direct flight from East Midlands Airport to New York.

7 March 2011: Package holiday specialist, Jet2holidays, has today announced the return of its hugely successful New York Christmas Shopping Break direct from East Midlands Airport – reintroduced following the overwhelming success of last year’s inaugural trip.

The three night weekend break to the city that never sleeps, is available for 699 per person, including return flight, 10kg hand baggage and three-star hotel accommodation. Shopaholics can secure their festive package holiday for a wallet friendly deposit of just 60 per person.’s return flight to the Big Apple is also available from 415.89 per person, including taxes. The flight will leave from East Midlands to New York’s Newark Airport for one shopping weekend departing on Thursday 15th November, returning Sunday 18th November.

Steve Heapy, Managing Director of Jet2holidays and Chief Commercial Officer of, said: “Following the huge success of our first ever transatlantic trip from East Midlands airport last year, we are delighted to be making our festive weekend shopping break available again. There has been overwhelming demand from East Midlands customers for this route to be reintroduced, as they enjoy the convenience of a direct service to the Big Apple. We recognise times are tough so want to make it as easy as possible for people to secure and plan ahead for this much anticipated break, hence launching these trips even earlier.

“There really is no place quite like New York in the run up to Christmas. Whether it’s skating in Central Park, treating the kids in FAO Schwarz, soaking up the atmosphere in Times Square or taking in a Broadway show, I’d encourage people to book now so they don’t miss out on a magical trip of a lifetime direct from their region.”

Brad Miller, Managing Director, East Midlands Airport said, “Today's announcement of a second one-off shopping trip to New York with Jet2holidays is fantastic news for the airport and the region. Having operated from East Midlands Airport for the first time in 2011, it clearly reflects the strength of our relationship with Last year's flight was incredibly popular and demonstrates the potential demand of the market between the East Midlands and the United States.”

This special departure gives passengers the chance to experience all that New York has to offer, in the run up to Christmas and we are confident that the flight will again be a huge success.

Both Jet2holidays and customers can take advantage of the airline’s generous 22kg hold baggage allowance – perfect for bringing back all those shopping bargains – which can be purchased at the time of booking.

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Published on: 07/03/2012 16:41:53

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