Jet2.com has welcomed its millionth passenger to fly from Manchester Airport, onboard its Rome service that launched last week. Mr Paul Clark from Oldham, who was travelling with his family, became passenger 1 million and was delighted to win 4 return flights to a destination of his choice as a result.
The airline has seen a rapid increase in passenger numbers since launching its Manchester base and has become the only operator to offer a direct service to Rome from the North’s busiest airport, following BA’s decision to axe its service last November.
Jet2.com boss, Philip Meeson, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome our millionth passenger to Manchester today and it’s a very important landmark for us as an airline.
“Our decision to launch a base at the airport has been consistently supported by our passengers and, as we continue to add great low costs routes, the results speak for themselves. We also offer our warmest welcome to ex-BA passengers, who had been denied a direct service to Rome until we came to the rescue and would have been unable to travel to Nice this Summer without our help.”