AFTER flying millions of happy customers on holiday from Northern Ireland, leading leisure airline Jet2.com is celebrating 15 years of flying from Belfast International Airport.
To mark the occasion, customers on flights to Zante and Paphos were given a special celebration of traditional Fifteens, cake, and refreshments, while lucky customers Jacqueline Durkin and Maureen Walsh each won a pair of return Jet2.com flights before departing to the sunshine.
Colleagues from Jet2.com’s award-winning team at Belfast International Airport, which numbers more than 150 people this summer, also joined the celebrations.
Back in 2004, the first ever Jet2.com flight took off from Belfast International to Prague, with two destinations on sale at the time of launch.
Today the company operates to 30 destinations from Belfast International, with 450,000 seats on sale this summer alone and four based aircraft supporting this huge operation.
The popularity of Jet2.com’s friendly low fares, great flight times and generous 22kg baggage allowance (plus 10kg hand baggage) has enabled the UK’s third largest airline to enjoy this growth.
Since June 2007, Northern Ireland holidaymakers have also been able to enjoy great value package holidays with Jet2holidays, which includes award-winning Jet2.com flights, industry leading 22kg baggage allowance and £60 per person deposit included.
Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “We have continued to enjoy enormous success since our first flight took off from Belfast International in 2004, and that is all down to the support and loyalty from holidaymakers and independent travel agents across Northern Ireland.
“Although we have expanded from two destinations to 30, we remain focused on the same values today as we did back in 2004, which are providing customers with a VIP experience, friendly low fares, and great flight times on our award-winning airline.”