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Airline turns back clock to first flight from Leeds-Bradford Airport
9:00am Saturday 23rd February 2013 in Local news
An airline celebrated its tenth anniversary by recreating its inaugural flight with original cabin crew members and one of its first passengers.
A celebratory trip to Amsterdam reunited Jet2 staff Jamie Leggett and Justin Grant with Ian Peacock, who was a passenger on the airline’s first ever flight from Leeds Bradford.
Mr Peacock, who paid £60 for his ticket to the Dutch Capital a decade ago, was treated to a return journey to mark the anniversary.
He said: “I’ve flown regularly with Jet2.com since the first flight, though it’s hard to believe 10 years can go by so quickly.”
Since its launch, Jet2.com has carried more than 30 million passengers, and now offers more than 50 destinations from 8 regional UK airports.
Philip Meeson, Jet2.com Executive Chairman, said: “We’d like to thank our loyal customers for their on-going support in making the last 10 years so successful. Jet2.com enjoyed a fantastic welcome in the region and the significant growth we’ve achieved in the past decade, is largely thanks to our loyal customers continuing to make us their airline of choice.