Low-cost airline Jet 2 announced plans last week to launch two new routes flying from Northern Ireland’s Belfast International Airport. Beginning in 2009, the flights will serve Menorca, one of the Balearic Islands and Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands. The new routes will increase the total number of Jet 2 services from the airport to thirteen, offering Northern Ireland holidaymakers even more choice of budget destinations.
Both Jersey and Menorca have been popular destinations with travellers for many years, each offering a taste of idyllic island life. Menorca is particularly popular with families and couples seeking quiet beaches and relaxing holidays. Jersey also draws in many holidaymakers each year, as well as a large number of people travelling to the Channel Islands on business.
Jet 2’s prices are a great incentive for holidaymakers, particularly in the current financial climate. From May 29th 2009 travellers will be able to purchase one-way flights to Menorca for £55.99 and to Jersey for just £34.99, both inclusive of taxes and fees.
John Doran, managing director at Belfast International Airport, commended Jet 2’s decision to increase its usage of Belfast Airport, acknowledging that Northern Ireland travellers now have even more reasons to fly from Belfast rather than from Dublin, a much larger and busier airport. He said: “We are delighted to acknowledge Jet 2’s commitment to delivering greater choice for Northern Ireland travellers.”
There are now a total of 48 services flying from Belfast, a number which is expected to increase even further over the next few years.