Thursday, 31 May 2018

Jet2 launches new route to La Rochelle

Jet2 have launched a new route to France from its Leeds Bradford base over the weekend.  The carrier started a service to La Rochelle Airport from Leeds Bradford Airport and to mark the first flight the airline welcomed passegers with live music and a special goodie bag.

The new route means the carrier will be offering over 5,000 seats to La Rochelle for the summer period from Leeds Bradford. Flights are scheduled to operate every Saturday afternoon until the end of September. 

The popularity of La Rochelle and prompted the airline to announce a second new route from Manchester Airport for Summer 2019. The addition of weekly Saturday flights between May and September means that almost 7,000 seats are on sale between La Rochelle and Manchester Airport for the summer period next year. 

Steve Heapy, CEO of and Jet2holidays said: “La Rochelle is a destination that is rapidly growing in popularity with Britons, so we are delighted to launch this new route from Leeds Bradford Airport. With weekly flights operating at great times throughout the summer on our award-winning airline, we are looking forward to a very successful programme. As demand to La Rochelle increases, we will be going even bigger and better next summer, with the launch of a second route to La Rochelle from Manchester.”

Thomas Juin, Airport Manager said ‘We are delighted with the arrival of the company at La Rochelle – Ile de Re airport. Our destination, already very appreciated by English people, is now accessible from the Leeds region in less than two hours thanks to the launch of this route. People will enjoy the sandy beaches of Ile de Re, walks, bike rides or a drink on the terraces of the old harbour of La Rochelle.”