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Passengers Jet2 Madeira as Airline launches Yorkshire’s First Direct Flight

15th February 2011

Yorkshire’s first direct scheduled flight to the beautiful island of Madeira took off from Leeds Bradford Airport today, thanks to the North’s leading leisure airline with friendly low fares, Jet2.com.

The first Madeira bound Jet2.com flight departed today, 14th February 2011, taking passengers to the picturesque Portuguese island.   

The brand new weekly service will operate until 31st October 2011 and prices start at just, £49.99 one way including taxes. Holidaymakers can also take advantage of great value packages with Jet2holidays.com, starting from £329 per person, for a seven night half board break at a three star hotel including transfers and 22kgs of baggage.

Ian Doubtfire, managing director of Jet2.com, said:

"We are delighted to have launched the region’s only direct service to the beautiful island of Madeira. With lovely weather, stunning scenery and so much to see and do, we are confident that the island will really captivate the region’s holidaymakers. Sometimes described as the ‘floating garden’, with its beautiful natural beaches, rugged coastlines, volcanic caves and breathtaking views, the 30-mile long island of Madeira offers something for everyone. By offering flights for nine months of the year it is an ideal destination for people wanting to get away in spring, summer or autumn.”

Holidaymakers can make the most of Madeira’s capital, the cosmopolitan city of Funchal, which provides a host of shopping opportunities as well as bustling squares and an abundance of great restaurants serving up fantastic local cuisine. Travellers can take a cable car ride from the Old Town up into the hills to the quaint village of Monte and be rewarded with stunning panoramic views across the island. Madeira’s Atlantic location also offers the ideal environment for a spot for diving, fishing, surfing, whale and dolphin spotting.

Book flights at www.jet2.com or for package holidays visit www.jet2holidays.com

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