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Jet2.com new base opening for summer 2011 initially flying to 9 destinations.
 

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[textarea]New airline jets into Glasgow

Glasgow Airport has been given a major boost, attracting a new airline with new jobs.

Budget carrier Jet2 today announced it is moving its operations into the city and will fly to nine destinations all year round.

Flights to popular holiday resorts and popular city break destinations will increase flights out of Glasgow, which has suffered a drop in passengers in recent years.

Jet2 will fly to Alicante, Tenerife and Majorca, Spain; Dalaman, Turkey; Faro, Portugal; Tunisia; Nice, France; Paphos, Greece; and Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt.

The airline will bring with it 150 new jobs to Glasgow, with cabin crew pilots and engineering staff based at the airport.

Jet2, whose boss is the no-nonsense Philip Meeson, is based at Leeds Bradford Airport and currently has seven UK hubs and flies to 49 European destinations.

Its only current Scottish flights are from Edinburgh.

The airline’s boss said Glasgow was the biggest market in the UK where it did not have a presence.

Managing director Ian Doubtfire, said: “It has been a turbulent time for the travel industry.

“In contrast, we have continued to go from strength to strength. There is a considerable gap in the market at Glasgow Airport which we intend to fill.”

Glasgow Airport managing director Amanda McMillan said the deal was important for the local economy.

She said: “Jet2.com is one of the UK’s most successful leisure airlines. Its 2011 programme includes many of the Mediterranean’s most popular destinations and some newer favourites, such as Tunisia and Egypt.

One 757 and one 737 aircraft will be based at Glasgow from the launch next March.

Prices will start from £36.99 to Alicante, Nice, Faro, and Majorca and £79.99 to sharm-el Sheikh in Egypt.

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I was comparing the Jet2 Glasgow destinations with the Edinburgh destinations earlier. I notice the airline has generally avoided potentially competing with itself by not offering like for like routes from both airports.
 

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Finally someone has seen the potential at GLA

Destination and frequencies:
Alicante – 4xWeek
Faro – 3xWeek
Dalaman – 2xWeek (Mon, Sat) – No Sat flight in October
Monastir – 1xWeek (Wed)
Nice – 2xWeek (Tue, Fri, not Oct)
Palma – 5xWeek
Paphos – 2xWeek (Wed, Sun)
Sharm El Sheik – 1xWeek (Thu)
Tenerife – 2xWeek (Tue, Fri)
Jet2 have now cancelled Sharm el Sheik. It might seem far fetched but I think it's because of the recent shark attacks.
 

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[textarea]Jet2 launch Glasgow flights

Jet2 has started operating flights from Glasgow Airport, creating a total of 150 jobs, including cabin crew, ground staff and pilots. The first of the airline's new flights departed to Alicante earlier this week. It will fly to Nice, Alicante, Dalaman, Faro, Majorca, Paphos and Tenerife during the summer months, and flights to Geneva will also operate from December 23.

Managing director of Jet2, Ian Doubtfire, said: ‘This is an exciting day for us. After two years' planning we have operated our first flight out of Glasgow. We have two aircraft based here and have been thrilled with the positive response to date. As a result, we have increased our capacity on our most popular sunshine routes.'

Mr Doubtfire said he estimated around 300,000 passengers would use the flights this summer and he expected the number of people employed would increase next year. He said: ‘We have been spending the last six months recruiting staff and we have been really pleased. We have got some fantastic people. We plan to expand further in 2012.’

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Scotland is fortunate in having Scottish Enterprise (mainly funded by the Scottish government) that provided financial support to Jet2 to start this base by way of a Regional Selective Assistance grant and a Training Plus grant.

Renfrewshire Council and Glasgow City Marketing Bureau have also offered financial support to help the airline establish its new operation in Glasgow.

Now the Regional Development Agencies are being wound up English regions don't have the same publicly-funded assistance (though the various RDAs were patchy in their support for their local aviation industries).

However, those English areas that were nominated as local enterprise zones in the recent Budget could decide to site them around their regional airports which would encourage aviation-related industry (and other sectors of course) to locate there. So far as I am aware only Manchester seems to be siting its local enterprise zone around its airport.
 

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Jet2 are to operate 1x special 3 night Christmas shopping charterfrom its new Scotish base at Glasgow to New York-Newark this coming November 2011.

The service will depart Glasgow on Thursday, November 17th and return to Glasgow early on Monday November 21st after a over night flight back to the UK.

LS085 GLA 08:30 EWR 11:00
LS086 EWR 20:00 GLA 07:50
 

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Similarly to what I've already posted in the EMA forum, this provides the airline with an excellent PR opportunity for the new base. The airline will get lots of free advertising about the New York flights and they will be able to push their other routes at the same time. Good on them!
 

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Jet2 have announced 3 new routes from its new Glasgow base for summer 2012. It also looks like the base will be gaining a 3rd based aircraft which will most likley be a Boeing 737 (Either 300 or 800 to be decided) to join the exsisting based 1x Boeing 737-300 and 1x Boeing 757-200WL

Arrecife = 1 x weekly
Ibiza = 2 x weekly
Malaga = 4 x weekly
 

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Yet more new routes for Glasgow by Jet2.com

They have announced 2 new routes from Glasgow Airport for Summer 2012 today.

3x Weekly to Barcleona (Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays).
3x Weekly to Murcia (Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays)
 

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New routes from Glasgow

[textarea]Five new Spanish routes from Glasgow for Jet2

Jet2 is to add five new routes to Spain from Glasgow Airport next summer. The airline will fly to Barcelona, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Malaga and Murcia, with flights to Malaga, Barcelona and Murcia taking off in March and flights to Ibiza and Lanzarote starting May.

The airline has also put flights for next year to its most popular destinations, Alicante, Faro, Majorca and Tenerife, on sale already. It will boost to seats to the first three by 20% next summer, while adding an additional service to Tenerife.

Jet2 Managing director Ian Doubtfire said: ‘In just two months since we started flying from our newest base at Glasgow Airport we have launched five new routes and also increased capacity to some of our most popular destinations. This demonstrates how committed we are to growing the range of great value destinations we offer to customers from Glasgow and the west of Scotland.'

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Jet2 have announced there first city route from its Glasgow base to Rome.

The new service will operate 3 times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with flights commencing from May 29th 2012.

See Jet2 news below: http://www.jet2.com/News/Rome_-_Jet2_Co ... _For_2012/

Rome - Jet2.Com Launches New Glasgow Destination For 2012

03rd August 2011

Leading leisure airline announces Glasgow’s only direct route to the Italian capital
Flights from £29.99 one way including taxes, Jet2holidays 3 night city breaks from £299


Jet2.com has today launched Glasgow’s only direct scheduled flight to the Italian capital of Rome. Prices start from less than the price of an Italian meal for two at just £29.99 one way including taxes.



The new destination has been launched following research carried out with Jet2.com’s Glasgow customers who voted Rome as the destination they would most like to visit from Glasgow in 2012. Jet2.com has responded to this customer research by putting flights on sale today which will operate up to three times a week on Tuesdays, Thursday and Sundays with the first flight commencing from 29 March 2012.

Those looking for great value city breaks to Rome can also take advantage of offers from sister company Jet2holidays – with ATOL protected breaks to the historic city starting from just £299 per person for return flights and three nights bed and breakfast at the stunning three star Aurora Hotel.

Fiumicino Airport – is Italy’s premier airport with great facilities, shops and transport links. Fiumicino is the ideal gateway for visitors from Scotland to access this great city, the cruise port of Civitavecchia and the Lazio region.

Rome ‘s well preserved Forum, Coliseum and Pantheon provide a fascinating insight into the ancient civilisation and are at the heart of this thriving city; the Vatican City, with its stunning Sistine Chapel is fascinating from both a spiritual and artistic point of view. These sites, as well as the love of ‘La Dolce Vita’, are why Rome is one of the world’s most popular destinations.

Steve Heapy, Chief Commercial Officer of Jet2.com, commented: “We’re delighted to make such an important destination accessible direct from Glasgow Airport. Rome is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and it’s great to be able to offer the people of Scotland the opportunity to travel to Rome’s leading airport at low flight prices with Jet2.com and great value breaks with Jet2holidays. All of our customers can enjoy our generous 22kg baggage allowance, allocated seating and friendly flight times and can secure a package break for just £60 deposit per person – so they can book now and pay the balance 10 weeks before they travel.

“Glasgow is a very important base for us – as we’ve demonstrated by announcing an additional seven destinations since we started flying from Glasgow just over four months ago so customers can now choose from 14 exciting destinations. The new Rome route should also open up more opportunities for tourists looking to travel from Italy to Scotland, bringing with it important investment into the area.”

As well as the sights Rome is a great city for shopping, dining or partying with friends. Rome is also popular for its many events, music and theatre. Jet2.com’s flights times are perfectly planned to enable people to take weekend or midweek breaks.

Francois Bourienne, Commercial Director of Glasgow Airport, said: “We’ve had considerable success in expanding our route network in recent months and Jet2.com’s decision to add one of Europe’s major capital cities to our list of destinations is tremendous news for the airport and our customers.

“Jet2.com has continued to grow since its arrival at Glasgow Airport in March this year and I’m delighted it has responded to demand from passengers with the introduction of Rome. The direct flight to the Italian capital will undoubtedly prove popular with business and leisure travellers alike.”

Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “Jet2.com's new direct service to Glasgow from Rome presents us with the opportunity to increase short break visitors from Italy with the route expected to generate 33,000 bed nights for the city and £1.8 million in visitor spend.

“We are certain that Glasgow’s style and cultural credentials will resonate with potential visitors from Italy and we will be working closely with Jet2.com and Glasgow Airport to implement joint marketing communications activity, which will maximise growth opportunities from this key market.

“I am delighted that Glasgow City Council’s Air Route Development Fund, which is managed by GCMB, has helped secure this new service.

“Italy currently represents the seventh largest international market for Glasgow with 33,500 trips being made annually to the city by Italian visitors, which equate to £9 million in local economic benefit. “

Since Jet2.com’s first flight took off from Glasgow, and in addition to the new route announced today, the airline has announced flights to Geneva,Barcelona, Ibiza, Lanzarote, Malaga, and even a Christmas shopping break to New York.

For more information or to book a flight please visit www.Jet2.com or for great value package holidays visit www.Jet2holidays.com
 

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Jet2 have just announced 2 New Greek routes from its Glasgow base to Crete and Rhodes for next summer 2012. Both routes will be operated 1x weekly as follows.

Flights to Crete-Heraklion will operate on Tuesday commencing from May 13th. Meanwhile flights to Rhodes will operate on Wednesdays commencing from May 23rd.

Both routes are now on sale at www.jet2.com and holidays via www.jet2holidays.com
 

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[textarea]Jet2 emergency at Glasgow Airport

A Jet2 plane flying from Glasgow Airport to Majorca was forced to turn back due to technical difficulties, STV reports. Flight to EXS189 to Palma took off at 16:26 yesterday, buy landed back at Glasgow Airport just 20 minutes later at 16:46 after a problem was identified.

A spokeswoman for the airport said there were 210 passengers and 8 crew on board. No further details of the technical problem or resulting delay were reported.


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Jet2 today operated it's Christmas Charter flight from Glasgow to New York-Newark using Boeing 757-200WL, G-LSAC operating as LS085.
I was looking at the Jet2 website last week and the Glasgow - New York trips were the cheapest of all the departure points followed by East Midlands. The Leeds Bradford offer was the most expensive. I guess this gives a good indication as to which UK departure airport is performing best on the New York run.
 

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[textarea]James Bond flies from Glasgow with Jet2

The current James Bond, actor Daniel Craig, swapped the normal trappings of movie stardom for an economy flight with budget airline Jet2 from Glasgow last week, Deadline News reports. Along with M, Dame Judi Dench, he caught a chartered Jet2 flight to Istanbul.

The actors jetted out after a day’s filming in the Highlands for new James Bond movie Skyfall. Director Sam Mendes joined the stars, as well as around 100 crew, as they headed for the next leg of filming due to take place in Turkey. The budget airline normally flies from Glasgow Airport to Dalaman, on Turkey’s south-west coast, but the entire aircraft was chartered for the trip to Istanbul.

For more information on this airport news story visit: http://www.deadlinenews.co.uk/2012/02/1 ... t-airline/[/textarea]
 

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Jet2 737-800 G-GDFC positioned into Glasgow early this morning and G-GDFD positioned in on tuesday so now Glasgow have 2 based 738s
 
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