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Press releases & news

02.05.2014 | Press releases
Jet2.com new at Vienna Airport: start of direct flights from Vienna 
to Manchester in Northern England
A new destination in Northern England – Manchester – can be reached directly from Vienna starting on 2 May 2014. The British airline Jet2.com now offers three flights each week from Vienna to this North English city. The new flight connection was inaugurated today by David Neill, Head of Network Planning Jet2.com and Mag. Julian Jäger, member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG at a ribbon cutting ceremony.
 
“We are happy to welcome Jet2.com with this new direct destination from Vienna Airport. The new connection will make it easier to reach Northern England from Vienna and bring new impulses for the economic and tourism sectors in Great Britain and Austria“, commented Julian Jäger, member of the Management Board of Flughafen Wien AG.
 
“The addition of Vienna to the Jet2.com route network has a number of positive effects: After more than seven years, guests from Northern England can again travel more comfortably to Vienna with this direct connection. This will open a market of 17 million potential visitors for Vienna. Great Britain already has a standing as one of the most important markets for Vienna and, with 450,000 overnight stays in 2013, ranked among the Top 10 in Vienna’s statistics“, commented Vienna’s tourism director Norbert Kettner. “Jet2.com will make an important contribution to the continuation of this success story in the future“
 
Steve Heapy, Chief Executive of Jet2.com, said: “Vienna is a newly important part of our network and we’re delighted to be celebrating our inaugural departure to Manchester today. It’s been impossible to reach Manchester directly from Vienna for several years – so we’re pleased to be introducing hassle-free low fares for Austrian-based business and leisure customers who appreciate the choice and frequency of our new schedule.”
 
Holger Lenz, VisitBritain’s Manager for Central Europe said: “VisitBritain is delighted that the North of England will finally get easier access from Vienna through a direct flight to Manchester. From today, Austrians will now be able to easily explore the vibrant city of Manchester and the stunning countryside around it.” 
 
Three flights weekly from Vienna to Manchester in Northern England
A B737-300 from Manchester will arrive in Vienna at 5.45 pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and start the return flight at 6.20 pm. Jet2.com offers low ticket prices, friendly service and assigned seating and 22 kg baggage allowance. Tickets can be booked under www.jet2.com.
 
This British airline with eight locations in Great Britain has received numerous awards, for example the Group Travel Award 2012 – Best Airline for Groups, Globe Travel Award 2012 – Best Short Haul Airline, Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association (SPAA) Award 2011 - Best Low-cost Airline, Telegraph Travel Award 2011 – Runner Up Best Short Haul Airline, 2010 British Travel Award for Best Trade Booking Website (Flights) – Bronze Award. Jet2.com is a subsidiary of Dart Group plc, an aviation and logistics group with 30 years of experience in commercial aviation.
 
Flughafen Wien AG Press Office
Peter Kleemann (+43-1-)7007-23000, p.kleemann@viennaairport.com
Clemens Schleinzer (+43-1-) 7007-22399, c.schleinzer@viennaairport.com
Stefanie Tomanek (+43-1-) 7007-26939, s.tomanek@viennaairport.com