British airline Jet2.com has announced its expansion in Cyprus, with the addition of two new routes in its flight schedule to and from Glasgow and Newcastle airports in the United Kingdom. The Larnaka-Glasgow route commenced on May 6 and the Larnaka-Newcastle route will commence on May 27.
The Larnaka-Glasgow and Larnaka-Newcastle routes will be operated once a week, every Wednesday. The Glasgow and Newcastle routes are also available from Pafos airport twice a week; every Wednesday and Saturday and every Wednesday and Sunday respectively. Jet2.com also connects both Larnaka and Pafos, with East Midlands (Nottingham), Leeds Bradford (Yorkshire) and Manchester.
In a statement, Wes Porter, Chief Executive Officer of Hermes Airports, welcomed the expansion of Jet2.com and the new routes and noted that “the strengthening of the air connectivity between Cyprus and Britain is a key element in the effort to recover the tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom to Cyprus.”
He also said that “the UK is the second most important destination for Cypriots, both for leisure and educational purposes, since thousands of young Cypriots are studying in British universities”.
According to a press release issued by the airline, “Jet2.com flights between Cyprus and the United Kingdom are already proving popular for travel in both directions, with the airline’s famous friendly service, allocated seats and 22kg baggage allowance is a firm favourite amongst its loyal Cypriot and British customers.”
Steve Heapy, Chief Executive of Jet2.com, said that “Cyprus is an extremely important part of our network, and the new routes to and from Larnaka are the perfect additions to our schedule.”
ENDS, CYPRUS NEWS AGENCY