reaches milestone

31st Aug 2007 is celebrating a significant milestone in its history as it welcomed its 10 millionth passenger since commencing operations nearly five years ago.

The airline cracked open the bubbly with Miss Northern Ireland, herself a member of cabin crew and the 10 millionth passenger, Mrs Nicola Cairns, who was flying from the airline’s base at Belfast International Airport to Murcia in Spain with her two children.

Over a four year period, has carried the equivalent of the entire population of Hungary or the Czech Republic on its burgeoning routes across Europe.  There are currently 39 sun, city and ski destinations on offer.

Since commencing operations,’s bases have also increased from the initial launch airport of Leeds Bradford to include Manchester, Belfast International, Newcastle, Blackpool and Edinburgh.

Nicola Cairns was greeted by ground staff and Miss Northern Ireland, Melissa Patten, at the airline’s base at Belfast International Airport and then checked in to flight LS 337, having arrived at the airport unaware that she was the 10 millionth passenger to experience’s award-winning service.


Mrs Cairns and three lucky people of her choice have also won return flights to any of’s 39 sun, city and ski destinations.

Philip Meeson, boss of, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to welcome our 10 millionth passenger onboard our service to Murcia from Belfast International today and this truly is a significant moment for us as an airline.

“Since starting over four years ago, we have always strived to provide the best service at the lowest possible fares and reaching this landmark number so quickly is testament that our passengers agree.

“We were awarded the title of Best European Short Haul Airline last year and as we continue our route expansion and look forward to welcoming the next 10 million passengers, I would like to underline our ongoing commitment to low fares and great service.”



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