Vienna Austria (By Muhammad Aslam): – The three times weekly summer service will begin operating on 2nd May 2014 with prices starting from £40 per person, including taxes. The British based low cost airline Jet2 has announced it is to launch direct flights to and from the Austrian capital of Vienna from the north of England from 2014. Jet2.com’s brand new flights to Vienna from Manchester are the only direct service from the North of the UK. Up until now passengers either had to take an indirect flight often via a German airport or fly from London direct to Vienna – which added considerable time and cost to journeys.
Steve Heapy, Chief Executive Officer of Jet 2 holidays said: “We are seeing a growing number of local customers supplementing their main summer holiday with a series of shorter weekend trips, so it made sense to further expand our city and short break offering from the North West with this fantastic trio of destinations Vienna, Bergerac and Jersey. We’re really excited about next summer, which is going to be our biggest yet at Manchester Airport. Our continued growth clearly demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing local customers an unrivalled choice of great value flights and holidays to the top European destinations. Stephen Turner, Aviation Commercial Director for MAG, Manchester Airport’s parent company, said: “We are delighted to welcome the continued growth of Jet2 and the introduction of three new routes including Vienna, which is currently the largest unserved European destination at the airport. This announcement continues the success of the Fly Manchester campaign, delivering direct connectivity to key European and Worldwide destinations.