Celebrating 10 Years Since Our First New York Flight

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October 26, 2018 at 13:53

We celebrated a decade of New York flights in style today, waving customers off with an American-themed celebration.

Customers on this morning’s Leeds Bradford to New York flight were treated to a US-style cheerleading display from the Leeds Beckett Carnegie cheerleading team at check-in, and were also given American goodies including Hershey’s chocolates before departing to the Big Apple.

Today’s flight marks ten years since’s first service to New York, when our inaugural flight to the Big Apple took off from Leeds Bradford Airport in 2008.

Back then, we operated four flights to New York whereas this Winter we are operating 28 New York trips covering Half Term, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve from six UK bases. Since the launch of flights and trips, their enormous popularity has resulted in sell-out trips and full aircraft.

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2CityBreaks said: “We started operating New York flights 10 years ago, and their popularity has never been anything short of exceptional, especially since we started operating dedicated trips with Jet2CityBreaks. We couldn’t let this milestone pass without celebrating in true and Jet2CityBreaks style, so we made sure our customers took off to the Big Apple feeling even more excited thanks to this fantastic send off.”

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