Jet2.com launches Stansted - New York flights
London Stansted Airport received a major boost this week with the announcement that Jet2.com is launching four exclusive flights to New York this winter.
The four-night shopping breaks to the Big Apple during November and December 2017 have been scheduled to coincide with Black Friday, Thanksgiving and the build up to Christmas.
Jet2.com opened a new base at Stansted in March offering flights and holidays to 27 European destinations. They will be the first airline to serve New York from London Stansted for nine years.
“The announcement by Jet2.com and Jet2holidays is fantastic news for London Stansted and everybody in the region looking for a New York shopping trip just before Christmas from their local airport.
"The airline has had a fantastic start since launching here in March and this boost clearly demonstrates the strength of demand that exists across the East of England and London.
"The airport has not served the Big Apple since 2008 so we are all absolutely thrilled to have it back on our destination boards. I’m sure these great value flights will prove to be another huge hit with passengers.”
“We are delighted to be launching our popular New York trips from London Stansted Airport this year, making us the only airline and tour operator to fly directly to the Big Apple from the airport.
"With our flights and holidays programme performing exceptionally well from our new base, we expect the same level of popularity for these trips.
"With Thanksgiving and Black Friday in the New York up for grabs, these trips-of-a-lifetime offer something very special for everyone!”
The first trip to NYC takes off on November 23 and the last departs on December 7.
Flights will be operated by a 327-seat Airbus A330 and land at New York's Newark Liberty International Airport.
The full New York programme for winter 2017 from London Stansted Airport is as follows:
Thanksgiving & Black Friday:
• London Stansted 23rd November
Shopping Trips & Winter in New York:
• London Stansted: 16th November
• London Stansted: 30th November
• London Stansted: 7th December
Packages are on sale now with prices starting from £699 per person. Flight only options are also available from £299 per person, including taxes. For further information or to book visit www.jet2.com / www.jet2citybreaks.com