Jet2.com to operate direct flights between Stansted and New York for festive season shoppers
PUBLISHED: 12:19 05 June 2017 | UPDATED: 15:58 05 June 2017
© 2017 Tony Pick
Leisure airline Jet2.com is to operate the first direct flights between Stansted Airport and New York for eight years.
Jet2.com and sister company Jet2CityBreaks have announced four trips to the “Big Apple” in November and December, targeted at shoppers ahead of Black Friday and Christmas.
Each of the departures, on November 16, 23 and 30 and December 7, involves a four-night stay with a choice of three- to five-star hotels.
Jet2.com began flying from Stansted in March this year and has already announced a number of additional European destinations, and increased frequencies on some existing routes, for both summer 2017 and 2018.
Steve Heapy, chief executive of Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks, said: “We are delighted to be launching our popular New York trips from London Stansted Airport this year, making us the only airline and tour operator to fly directly to the Big Apple from the airport.
“With our flights and holidays programme performing exceptionally well from our new base, we expect the same level of popularity for these trips. With Thanksgiving and Black Friday in the New York up for grabs, these trips-of-a-lifetime offer something very special for everyone.”
Stansted Airport chief executive Andrew Cowan added: “The announcement by Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is fantastic news for London Stansted and everybody in the region looking for a New York shopping trip just before Christmas from their local airport.
“The airline has had a fantastic start since launching here in March and this boost clearly demonstrates the strength of demand that exists across the East of England and London.
“The airport has not served the Big Apple since 2009 so we are all absolutely thrilled to have it back on our destination boards. I’m sure these great value flights will prove to be another huge hit with passengers.”