Excel Airways expands routes

Excel Airwaysis flying all year-round from Nottingham East Midlands Airport (NEMA), with the introduction of four routes throughout winter 2007. 

Excel Airways will fly 18 summer routes in 2006 from Nottingham East Midlands Airport include the Canary Islands of Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Tenerife, the Costa Blanca on mainland Spain and Majorca. You can also fly to Faro in the Algarve; the islands of Rhodes, Corfu, Zante, Kalamata, Skiathos, Kos and Cyprus, Turkey or Egypt.

In winter 2006/07 passengers will also be able to fly direct to the Canaries from NEMA including Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Tenerife, as well as to Sharm el Sheikh on Egypt’s Red Sea Coast. Excel Airways will use its online sister company, XL.com, for customers to book flights, hotels and car hire from NEMA.

NEMA General Manager Sales and Marketing, Caroline Plant said, “We have sixteen brand new destinations from the Airport this summer. We are adding new routes and facilities all the time. It’s about giving our customers the very best service we can offer and maintaining our position as the midlands favourite airport offering over 90 destinations worldwide throughout the year”.

Excel Airways Marketing Director, Martin Lock said, “We are delighted to be able to offer Nottingham East Midlands the Excel Airways combination of fantastic flight and holiday prices plus the service that customers associate with Excel Airways. Excel has been awarded the accolade of the “World’s Leading Charter Airline” at the World Travel Awards “Best Charter Airline” by readers of the Telegraph both in 2004 and 2005. We will be flying brand new 737-800s with leather seats, in-flight entertainment and young friendly crews who provide a great service”