jet2 launches Blackpool routes

14th Apr 2006

The North’s low cost airline, is offering flights to Amsterdam from Blackpool and fares will be available from 99p one way exclusive of taxes.

The airline also announced flights would take-off to Faro, Portugal from £19.99 exclusive of taxes, with both routes commencing on 29th October this year.

The airline knows that the city of Amsterdam will be so popular with travellers from the Blackpool region that it is launching the route with an initial five flights per week to the Dutch capital, therefore ensuring both business and leisure passengers can make use of the new service.

The timings of the flights have also been planned to coincide with the many onward worldwide connections available from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

Flights to the winter sun haven of Portugal will depart three times a week offering both holiday and short break options.


Amsterdam is renowned as the party capital of Holland and partygoers from all over the North West will want to find out how good it is for themselves in October, when the first flights depart.

Faro boasts slightly warmer weather than Amsterdam in October! It is ideal for those looking to escape the cold winter weather in the UK and boasts some of the best golf courses in Europe. has opened up sales today on its website,, and airline boss Philip Meeson believes the route is going to be hugely popular.  He said:  “I’m delighted to be offering two new routes from Blackpool to the amazing and buzzing city of Amsterdam and the golf haven of Faro.”

In addition to taking people abroad, the airline is well aware of the commercial benefits of bringing Dutch passengers into the North West.  Philip added: “Launching our latest new route today shows that we are looking to play a major part in bringing inward investment to the region and firmly put Blackpool Airport on the map.”


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