Jet2.com announces a new route from Prague to Newcastle

Flights begin 5th November 2010 and operate three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays – perfect for a short break in the UK. Fares start from just 1005CZK one way including tax. Seats are on sale now.

This new route will provide the people of Prague and the surrounding areas direct access to the fabulous lively city of Newcastle and the beautiful surrounding countryside of North East England. Likewise, the people from these areas will have the opportunity to fly directly to the ever popular city break destination of Prague and the vicinity.

The Chief Executive of Jet2.com, Philip Meeson, said, “We are thrilled to launch this direct service between Prague and the exciting city of Newcastle.  The launch of this service continues our route expansion from Prague airport.  I am sure this will be a very popular route for our passengers in Newcastle and it also offers passengers from Prague an efficient and award-winning service with friendly low fares.  “With flights starting from only 1005CZK one way including taxes, there really is no excuse not to make the journey from Prague and to experience a fantastic part of the UK.”
The expansion of Jet2.com in Prague has been equally welcomed by Stanislav Zeman, Executive Director, Aviation Business and Marketing of Prague Airport who said "We are delighted that Jet2.com have announced a fourth route from Prague airport to Newcastle and look forward to continuing the good relationship we have built up over the last few years".  

Newcastle is an exciting and dynamic city which has undergone a huge transformation in recent years to become a favourite city break destination.  It was also recently voted England’s friendliest city!   Situated on the banks of the river Tyne the city is famous for its many bridges.  It has stunning modern architecture as well as historic buildings, fantastic shopping, (including the largest shopping centre in Europe) and a lively nightlife and cultural scene.  The countryside near Newcastle is stunning – follow the coastal trail to see the many castles of Northumberland – maybe stopping off to visit Alnwick castle, the castle used as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films.  
Also in the region is the amazing attraction of Hadrians’s wall – the wall built by the Romans in AD122 across the whole width of Northern England to mark and defend their territory. This World Heritage site is one of the most visited attractions in the North of England.   

Jet2.com also flies from Prague to the UK cities of Edinburgh, Manchester and Leeds year round.


For more information and to book visit www.jet2.com


About Jet2.com:

Jet2.com is a subsidiary of Dart Group plc, the aviation services and distribution group, which has 30 years’ commercial aviation experience.
Jet2.com has seven UK bases, serving: 41 destinations from Leeds Bradford; 29 from Manchester; 19 from Newcastle; eight from Blackpool; nine from East Midlands, 13 from Belfast International; and 12 from Edinburgh.
Jet2.com has scooped a number of prestigious awards including: 2008 Best UK Short-Haul Airline; 2006 & 2007 ‘Best European Short-Haul Airline’; the world’s most punctual airline into Amsterdam Schiphol; the 2005 ‘Best Online Booking Service’ of any UK airline; and the favourite British low cost airline from both Holiday Which? and Wanderlust magazines.

About Prague Airport:

In 2009, the airport handled 11.64 million passengers. Prague Airport received the Award for Best Airport in Eastern Europe in the World Airport Awards. During the 2009/2010 summer season, passengers will have access to 50 airlines connecting Prague directly with 131 destinations around the globe.

Media contact:
Michaela Lagronova
Media Spokesperson for Prague Airport
e-mail: michaela.lagronova@prg.aero
tel.:    +420 220 113 857
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