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Jet2 is planning to double the service later this year
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Icelandic adventures take off at Newcastle Airport

Jet2 has launched its new service connecting Newcastle Airport with Iceland.

The airline and tour operator waved off the inaugural flight to Keflavik International Airport, near Reykjavik, earlier this morning (February 14).

It marks Jet2.com’s and Jet2CityBreaks’ first ever dedicated trip to the Nordic island from Newcastle.

Customers who jetted off today are taking a four-night trip with a chance of seeing the famous Northern Lights.

The flight is the first in a three-trip programme for Winter 2018/19 at Newcastle Airport, with Jet2 also offering a three-night midweek break next week (February 18-21) and a four-night weekend trip in March (14-18).

The company is planning to double the service later this year with six trips departing from Newcastle for Winter 2019/20.

Jet2.com will operate all of the flights with a Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

Steve Heapy, chief exec of Jet2.com and Jet2holidays, said: “We are delighted to offer a fantastic programme of trips to Iceland and the Northern Lights for customers travelling from Newcastle Airport.

“Iceland is home to many natural and unique wonders, from the Northern Lights to natural parks and geothermal spas.”

He added: “It was a proud moment to welcome our first customers on board at Newcastle Airport for the trip of a lifetime and we hope they have a lovely holiday.”

Newcastle Airport COO Richard Knight commented: “Iceland is a truly extraordinary place full of natural wonders to see and explore.

“We know there is high demand from the North East travelling public for this destination and it’s great to see Jet2.com and Jet2CityBreaks offering these fantastic three- and four-night trips, I’m sure they will be a very popular addition to our winter programme.”

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