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Jet2.com and Jet2holidays Celebrates First Flights to Burgas in Bulgaria


Jet2.com and Jet2holidays waved off its first ever flight to Burgas in Bulgaria today, as it marked the official start of flights and holidays to the brand new destination.

Customers on this morning’s flights to Burgas from Birmingham were given a special celebration of treats, refreshments, and one lucky customer even won a pair of return Jet2.com flights after finding a lucky envelope on their seat, before departing to the Balkan sunshine. Upon arrival, another treat greeted them in the form of a VIP welcome, gifts, cake, and Bulgarian souvenirs.

Today also marks the start of flights to Burgas from London Stansted and Manchester. The full flights from the three bases mark the start of the leading leisure airline and package holiday specialist operating flights and holidays to the region, which is already proving to be extremely popular with holidaymakers looking for great value for money as well as miles of golden sands along the Black Sea. With a range of 2-5 star hotels on sale, holidaymakers can soak up the Balkan sun in resorts such as Sunny Beach, Nessebar, Obzor and St Vlas.

The company will launch flights to Burgas from all of its nine UK bases this month, with first flights departing from East Midlands and Glasgow (7th May), Newcastle and Leeds Bradford (8th May), Edinburgh (11th May) and Belfast International (29th May).

In total the company will operate 15 weekly flights to Burgas from across these bases this summer, meaning it has over 100,000 seats on sale in its first summer of operations. As well as taking British holidaymakers to the sunshine, locals can fly direct to the UK’s most popular cities and regions, on the award-winning Jet2.com.

Last month, the leading leisure airline triumphed in the 2019 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice™ awards for airlines, winning an unprecedented FIVE awards. For the second year running, Jet2.com is the only UK and European airline to be recognised as one of the Top 10 Airlines in the World – coming 9th in the prestigious list. In addition, the UK’s third largest airline has won both the Best Airline – UK and Best Low-Cost Airline – Europe prizes for the third year running, as well as the Best Economy Class - Europe award for the second consecutive year. To cap off this phenomenal success, Jet2.com has this year also been recognised as Best Airline – Europe.

Steve Heapy, CEO of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays said: “We were proud to wave off our inaugural flights to Burgas in Bulgaria today, meaning that holidaymakers can now enjoy our award-winning service on top of the fantastic Balkan sunshine. The Burgas region, thanks to resorts such as Sunny Beach and Nessebar, is already proving to be extremely popular with customers, which is why we are already running such a fantastic programme of flights and holidays in our first summer of operations to Bulgaria.”

Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria said: “Jet2.com and Jet2holidays are renowned for their friendly attitude and service, and we are extremely happy to welcome them. After all, this is the airline that has been crowned ‘Best Short Haul Airline’ by the Globe Travel Awards five times in seven years.”

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