“Where for art thine route launch cakes Romeo?” Linking the homes of Robin Hood (East Midlands serves Nottingham) and Romeo & Juliet (Verona) with a weekly service from 18 May was Jet2.com.
At the other end of the East Midlands to Verona route there was no sign of Robin Hood, but there were some on-apron festivities with the inaugural crew and Claudio Faustini (centre), Head of Commercial Aviation & Network Development at Verona. The Italian city is also served by Jet2.com from Edinburgh and Leeds Bradford.
Topping out the sandcastle route launch cake with a Spanish flag is Glasgow Airport’s Business Development Manager Paul White. He is flanked by Alan Reid, Jet2.com Station Manager Glasgow and Fiona Black Jet2.com’s GM – Scotland as they celebrate the LCC’s new service to Girona.
What a tempting towering treat! Doing the cake-cutting duties at Manchester were Patrick Alexander, Head of Marketing Manchester Airport and Phil Ward MD at Jet2.com. The LCC launched twice-weekly services to Girona from the airport on 20 May.
Not one route launch cake – but three!! Aena’s Girona Airport welcomed twice-weekly services from Glasgow, Manchester and Newcastle in the last seven days These new operations represent the airline’s only flights to the Spanish airport.
- Jet2.com has used the last week to commence four new services from four of its UK bases. The longest sector distance of the four routes was the city pair from Glasgow (GLA) to Girona (GRO), at 1,635 kilometres, while the shortest was the 1,209-kilometre link from East Midlands (EMA) to Verona (VRN). The average sector length of the four new services is 1,415 kilometres. Of the two destinations, the Italian airport is already served from some of the airline’s other UK bases – namely Edinburgh and Leeds Bradford. By contrast, these new operations represent the airline’s only flights to the Spanish airport.
||East Midlands (EMA)
||Thomson Airways (1)
||Ryanair (3), Thomson Airways (2)
|Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 24 May.