Forums4airports Statement re: Covid-19
after Prime Minister, Boris Johnson's address to the Nation at 20:30 on Monday, March 23rd 2020
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JET AWAY FROM BLACKPOOL AIRPORT WITH A BRAND NEW SALES DESK!
If you prefer the personal touch when booking your holiday, why not pop along to the airport and visit the brand new Jet2.com and Jet2holidays sales desk in the airport terminal.
With expert advice, great value deals to some super destinations direct from Blackpool Airport, the new sales desk will make it even easier for passengers to make a quick getaway to great sunshine holiday spots like Majorca, Murcia, Malaga, Alicante, Tenerife (now all year round), Jersey and Faro.
Come and visit the Jet2.com Jet2holidays sales desk - your first step towards a hassle free holiday!
Jet2.com staff will open the sales desk from Monday to Friday 1000-1700 and Saturday & Sunday 1000-1500 - booking your winter or summer sun holiday has never been so easy!
If you can't get to the airport, Jet2.com staff are also able to take your call on 01253 402866.
i have just read on another site that jet2 managers have been flying into southend in the pa 31 for meetings and thay say that jet2 will be flying into southend from 3 destinations and i bet if thay are ture that 1 of the destinations will be blackpool linking blackpool with london again
Someone on fruit suggests BJV (Mon), TFS (Tue) and DLM (Wed) all with a B757. Aircraft to be based 3 days a week, routes to change during winter to LPA, TFS, ACE on same days. To start on 9th July.
Just dont see any domestic routes to work, and the ones that would will be swallowed up by EZY anyway. Besides which it doesn't seem to fit in with Jet2's apparant growth model.
The aircraft would also be free to serve a similar number of routes from HUY (or somewhere similar) for the remaining days of the week :s_thumbsup though sounds like any announcement regarding SEN will be made towards the end of the week or perhaps next week.
Blackpool Airport is to get a new seasonal summer service to and from Albert Picardie Airport in northern France. The service will bring tourists into Lancashire as it gears up for an exciting year of iconic celebrations, including The Open Championship at Royal Lytham and St Anne’s Golf Club.
Flights will be available on selected dates from April to August 2012. In addition to inbound tourists, they will also take passengers from across Lancashire and the Lake District to Albert in the heart of the Somme region. As well as access to the beautiful bay of Somme, the new route provides a gateway to the capital and the delights of Disneyland Paris.
The flights are being operated by Danish Air Transport (DAT) on an ATR 72-200 aircraft that can hold up to 66 passengers. Fares are from £95 and bookings can be taken either by visiting DAT's website: www.dat-charter.worldticket.net, by calling Blackpool Airport's Flight Ops team on 01253 472 507 or by visiting the Airport Direct Travel Shop at www.airportdirecttravel.co.uk/blackpool/
Blackpool Airport must continue serving budget airline Jet2.com’s early morning and evening flights.
The loss-making regional hub suffered a narrow defeat to Jet2 after airport bosses tried to ban flights before 7am and after 9pm.
In a case which laid bare bitter relations between Jet2 and the airport, the airline went to court after being told by airport bosses, who were desperate to cut costs, it would only accept flights between 7am and 9pm.
The dispute reached a head in October 2010 when two of the airline’s flights had to be diverted from Blackpool to Manchester at short notice, “causing considerable inconvenience to passengers and expense to Jet2”, London’s Appeal Court heard.
The High Court later ruled the airport had breached its obligation under a 15-year contract with the airline.
The airport, 95 per cent owned by construction giant, Balfour Beatty, took the decision to the Court of Appeal, insisting it had acted within its rights, but has had its challenge rejected by a majority of two judges to one.[/textarea]