Jet2.com launched the North West region’s first low cost service to Madeira from Manchester Airport.

The announcement marks the fifth new summer 2010 route for Manchester Airport and Jet2.com, with brand new services to Tunisia, Kos, Gran Canaria and Venice launched in recent weeks and 250 extra jobs created from the airlines expansion.

Flights to Madeira (Funchal) are now on sale starting from £49.99 one way including taxes, Flights start from 3rd May 2010, departing on Mondays throughout the summer season.

Holidaymakers can also take advantage of holiday packages with Jet2holidays.com from £299* per person for a 7 night 3 star break.

Ian Doubtfire, managing director at Jet2.com said: “Madeira is a stunning island and an absolutely fantastic summer holiday destination which I am sure will be extremely popular with our customers in the North West and beyond.

“We are the only airline to offer direct scheduled services to Madeira from Manchester meaning that this service will benefit people from across the north.

“At Jet2.com we are committed to offering our customers a wide range of holiday destinations, at friendly flight times from their local airport. We believe that this approach is why we have continued to see a great demand for our flights from Manchester while other airlines are pulling routes from the airport.”

Andrew Harrison, Manchester Airport commercial director, said: “Jet2.com is going from strength to strength at Manchester Airport as they continue to expand their range of destinations with Maderia being the latest to go on sale. Madeira is an extremely popular holiday destination and will be a welcome addition to our summer schedule.” 

To book any of the new routes visit www.jet2.com

* Price includes transfers and accommodation at the 3 star Hotel Gorgulho BB, based on two people sharing. Departure 3rd May.

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