Jet2.com began its latest route from Manchester to Krakow on 28 April. Marking the start of the new route earlier that week at Routes Europe in the Polish city were: Janice Mather, GM Airports & Tourism Organisations, Jet2.com; David Neill, Head of Planning, Jet2.com; Radoslaw Wloszek, Acting President of the Board, Kraków Airport; Pawel Galiak, Commercial Director, Kraków Airport; and Artur Staniszewski, Airlines Relations Specialist, Kraków Airport.
Jet2.com celebrated its inaugural twice-weekly flight from Manchester to Naples on 29 April by surprising customers with a cheeky Neapolitan ice cream! The 168 passengers on the first flight were given a truly Italian-style send-off while they were checking in.
At the other end of the same city pair, it was cakes and ribbons a-plenty in Naples to herald the start of the route which will see Jet2.com face competition from Monarch Airlines (twice-weekly), Thomson Airways (twice-weekly) and Thomas Cook Airlines (weekly).
David Neill, Head of Planning, Jet2.com has had a busy week, popping up in Poland at Routes Europe, and then later in the week in Vienna, for the launch of the LCC’s new service from Edinburgh, along with Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board, Vienna Airport.
- Jet2.com launched three new services over the last two weeks, firstly on 28 April from Manchester (MAN) to Krakow (KRK) – last week’s Routes Europe hosts. Flights from Edinburgh (EDI) to Vienna (VIE), as well as Manchester to Naples (NAP) began the next day. All three services will be flown twice-weekly, by a mixture of the LCC’s 737-300 and -800 equipment, with flights from the UK to Naples on Tuesdays and Fridays, Vienna on Mondays and Fridays, and with the Krakow connection operated on Thursdays and Sundays. All three city pairs will also face direct competition, in the form of easyJet (Edinburgh-Vienna), Ryanair (Manchester-Krakow) and Monarch Airlines, Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook Airlines (Manchester-Naples). Commenting on the link between the Scottish and Austrian capital cities Julian Jäger, Member of the Management Board of Vienna Airport said: “We are very pleased that we are now able to connect Edinburgh and thus Scotland with Vienna in cooperation with Jet2.com. In particular, we expect added impetus for tourism at both locations.”