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A new airline and new destination for Vienna Airport: Jet2.com announces New Year-Round Destination from Vienna Airport
Manchester from May 2014
Leading British leisure airline Jet2.com today announced a new scheduled service from Vienna Airport to the North of England with the introduction of low fare flights to Manchester starting with May 2014. An actual agreement was signed yesterday, october 8th 2014, at the international aviation conference Routes in Las Vegas by Vienna Airport and jet2.com. Jet2.coms low fares to Manchester go on sale today.
Steve Heapy, Chief Executive of Jet2.com, said: "We're delighted to bring our low fares to Austria. I'm confident our new year-round flights to Manchester - home to world-class music, fashion and sport - will be very popular amongst business and leisure customers in the Vienna city region."
Julian Jager, Chief Operating Officer of Vienna Airport welcomed todays announcement, adding: We are very happy to welcome Jet2.com to Vienna Airport. With Manchester, a high potential route will be served. On the one hand, the incoming market from the UK is very strong and on the other hand, many Austrians travel to the UK.
Markus Penz, Head of strategic Destination Development at Vienna Tourist Board added: Thanks to Jet2.com, we finally have direct access to an important market - helping us address even more Vienna lovers in Northern England.
Three times weekly from Vienna to Manchester in the north of England
Jet2.com will operate up to three low fare flights each week from Vienna next summer. And in reaction to strong consumer demand at both ends of the route, the service will operate year-round. The new Manchester flights mean its now possible for Austrians to reach northern England directly from Vienna Airport. Jet2.com flights offer low fares, Friendly service, allocated seating and a 22kg baggage allowance. Jet2.com flights to Manchester are available for immediate booking at www.jet2.com.
Jet2.com is a British airline with eight UK bases and has scooped a number of prestigious awards including: Group Travel Awards 2012 Best Airline for Groups, Globe Travel Awards 2012 Best Short Haul Airline, Scottish Passenger Agents Association (SPAA) Awards 2011 - Best Low-cost Airline, Telegraph Travel Awards 2011 Runner Up Best Short Haul Airline, 2010 British Travel Awards for Best Trade Booking Website (Flights) Bronze Award. Jet2.com is a subsidiary of Dart Group plc, an aviation services and distribution group, which has 30 years commercial aviation experience.
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