Jet off for New York Christmas shopping

Jet2 are offering New York flights from the North East later this year
Jet2 are offering New York flights from the North East later this year
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WEARSIDE shopaholics can take another bite out of the Big Apple – direct from the North East.

Jet2holidays is reintroducing its popular New York Christmas Shopping Breaks, from Newcastle International Airport.

“Following the overwhelming success of our Christmas shopping trips in 2010, we are thrilled to be able to offer them again this December with the launch of two weekend breaks to the Big Apple,” said Jet2 boss Philip Meeson.

“Our passengers, and those who didn’t manage to book in time last year, have been calling for this route to be reintroduced, and so we have responded with great-value shopping trips at friendly flight times.”

Flights to New York’s Newark Airport will leave Newcastle on Thursday, December 1, returning Monday, December 5; and Thursday, December 8, returning Monday, December 12.

Mr Meeson said: “Whether you’re looking to shop til you drop in Saks, buy the toy of the season from FAO Schwarz, see a show on Broadway, try an authentic Manhattan cocktail, or simply check out some of the world-famous festive window displays – book now.”

Newcastle Airport chief executive Dave Laws added: “The return of the New York shopping trips from Newcastle International with Jet2holidays is cause for celebration. The special shopping trips were hugely popular with our customers when they were introduced in 2010, with both flights operating to capacity.

“We urge customers to book early, so they don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to make a trip to the Big Apple from Newcastle an affordable and convenient reality.”

The shopping weekends are available from Jet2 for £599 per person including return flights, in-flight meals, 10kg hand baggage and three-star hotel accommodation.

Return flights are also available from £389.98 per person, including taxes and 10kgs hand baggage.

Hold baggage can be purchased separately at £19.99 each way for a 22kgs allowance, in-flight entertainment for £15 each way, and extra leg-room seats can be selected in advance for £24.99 each way.